The KarJenner dynasty has always had a prominent influence on pop culture. The family knows that and is using their impact to drive conversation and awareness.
- Kylie Jenner
“Since watching the most devastating and completely heartbreaking video showing the murder of George Floyd earlier this week I haven’t been able to get his face and his words out of my mind. i’ll never personally experience the pain and fear that many black people around the country go through every day but i know nobody should have to live in fear and nobody deserves a death like George Floyd and too many others. speaking up is long overdue for the rest of us. we’re currently dealing with two horrific pandemics in our country, and we can’t sit back and ignore the fact that racism is one of them. I fear for my daughter and I hope for a better future for her. my heart breaks for George Floyd’s family and friends. Don’t let his name be forgotten. keep sharing, keep watching, keep speaking out, because it’s the only way we can come together to help bring this much needed change and awareness. Rest In Peace, George Floyd. ??”Image & caption credit: Kylie Jenner Instagram Post
- Kendall Jenner
“To everyone reading this and to myself: keep researching, reading, and educating yourself on how we can become better allies.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few days and my heart has been so heavy. I’m angry and hurt just like so many. I will never personally understand the fear and pain that the black community go through on a daily basis, but i know that nobody should have to live in constant fear. I acknowledge my white privilege and promise I will continue to educate myself on how I can help. raging on platforms can not be all that we do in order to repair the system, we need to take real action, off of social media. this is a time to have those uncomfortable conversations with people and mainly with ourselves. we must also make sure we are ready to vote when the time comes to elect the right people into office.
The one truth that will always ring loudest is that BLACK LIVES MATTER. ❤️
Rest peacefully George Floyd and all victims of this horrible injustice.”Image & caption credit: Kendall Jenner Instagram Post
- Kris Jenner
“Sunday for me has always been a day of reflection, when I think about the past week, its learnings, its challenges and its blessings. The murder of George Floyd is heartbreaking and infuriating, and today I reflect not only on this senseless killing, but also on the indignity and injustice that black men, women and children are facing today, and have faced for many decades in this country. Our nation has failed to love, protect and fight for the rights of black Americans, and we must come together today, now, in this moment. We must have peace and we must have unity. We must have change. I encourage you to reflect today on how you can use your voice and your privilege to help those who deserve the equality, respect and justice that they have been stripped of and denied for far too long. I will be doing the very same. Let’s come together and demand deep and significant change. #BlackLivesMatter#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd#JusticeForGeorge #Love”Image & caption credit: Kris Jenner Instagram Post
- Kim Kardashian
“For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage, but the privilege I am afforded by the color of my skin has often left me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on as my own. Not today, not anymore. Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted. I am exhausted by the heartbreak I feel seeing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children suffering because their loved one was murdered or locked away unjustly for being black. Even though I will never know the pain and suffering they have endured, or what it feels like to try to survive in a world plagued by systemic racism, I know I can use my own voice to help amplify those voices that have been muffled for too long.
justiceforbreonnataylor”Image & caption credit: Kim Kardashian Instagram Post
- Khloe Kardashian
“Like so many of you I am angry, heartbroken and disgusted by the murder of George Floyd. We have seen this too many times. Black people have been discriminated against, victimized and murdered for too long, and have shown superhuman resiliency in the face of constant adversity. It is incomprehensible to me that it’s 2020 and people continue to restrict, stereotype, damage and oppress people of color, and that racism is a constant reality.
It breaks my heart to think about parents having to teach their children how to stay alive. No father should fear for his son’s safety every time he steps out the door every morning. No mother should live in fear like that, and as I think about my own daughter, my future children, and all of our children, I know that we have to create a better future for them. One filled with love, light, and compassion, not one filled with hatred and ignorance, and I vow to continue to teach my daughter every single day, and with every opportunity I get, to have love for others, regardless of the color of their skin, their sexuality, or their religious beliefs. People are not born racist, they are taught these beliefs, and we must do our part to stop this cycle and put an end to racism in this country.
I continue to pray for equality for all, understanding and love, and I remain hopeful that together we can help get justice for George and his family, and for every black American who has been murdered, mistreated, abused and ignored. I will do my part. I know that I am privileged, in more ways than one, and I will use that privilege to fight for you. I will not let George Floyd’s name be forgotten. I will speak up, and speak out against discrimination, fearlessly and louder than ever before. I will stand with you, as together we fight for what’s right. I will vote for those who stand for equality and justice, and against racism, bigotry and corruption. I urge you to do the same.
The battle is not unsurmountable, and any action, no matter how small, can be enough to make a difference, because it’s going to take us all coming together to demand change. Please do what you can to make your voice heard and to show compassion, educate yourself and teach others. Sign petitions, text and call, talk to your friends and family about what’s going on, protest, demonstrate, cry, scream and shout!
Change MUST happen! Black lives DO matter! We can, we must, and we will change the future.”Image & caption credit: Khloe Kardashian Instagram Post
- Kourtney Kardashian
“Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”Caption credit: Kourtney Kardashian Instagram Post
“As the founder of @poosh, I think it’s important to make a pledge that lasts beyond today.
We pledge to continue the conversation when racism and inequity cease to be a trending topic. We pledge to do the work required, not just in this moment but in the future, to keep ourselves educated, to keep the doors open for safe and honest dialogue, even if it’s uncomfortable. And we pledge to share this information with you, our community. We are committed to highlighting black and minority owned businesses, their products, and their stories, as well as making a conscious effort to ensure our team of collaborators and our content and imagery always reflect the diversity of our community.
Poosh will also be making donations to the NAACP and the The Bail Project, two organizations that are committed to creating a more equal and just society for Black men, women, and children. God bless us and God help us.”Image & caption credit: Kourtney Kardashian Instagram Post