Khloe Kardashian has reflected on her role as a white mother raising a black daughter, insisting she would be setting her up for failure if she didn't discuss race with her.
Appearing on the Role Model podcast, the reality star said she was "always learning and trying to do the best she can" for her three-year-old daughter True, but acknowledged there were some limitations because she's "obviously not a woman of colour".
"I do want her to be exposed to as much inclusion, but variety as possible," Khloe said.
"I don't want her living in a bubble thinking, you know - because we do have this very privileged life and I want her to know all types of life and all types of living and be very aware of that."
"Even if you do live in a bubble, whoever you are, I think that can be really jarring then when your kids are set free, then they're going to be so either devastated, hurt, traumatised, confused, overwhelmed," she added.
"I think it's our duty as parents to really expose them while they have the safety and security of their parents to communicate that with them and still guide them and help them instead of just like, letting them out into the free world and now they're like, 'Wait, I didn't hear about this, I had no idea this was what real life was'."
The Good American mogul said she knew some people were uncomfortable speaking with their children about race, but she felt it was important.
"They think, 'Oh we live in a bubble. We never have to address that my child is Black.' I mean, of course you do! You're only setting them up for failure if you don't talk about race and probably the things that they're going to endure once they're in, quote, the 'real world'."
Khloe discusses motherhood with Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, two of her sisters. Kylie and rapper Travis Barker are parents to three-year-old Stormi, while Kim has four children with Kanye West.
"The beauty of having some of my sisters in the same situation is we get to have those conversations probably together."
"Of course we don't want to overexpose our children or tell them things too young, and I don't know when that time is, but I think I'll learn it when I'm in it," she continued.
"Something that I already know I'm going to have trouble with is letting her make her own mistakes," she said. "That's how we all learn in life."
"I know it's a never-ending journey being a mother. It's not just when they're 18 and you just forget about them... you're always their mom."
Khloe and her sisters have been accused of cultural appropriation on more than one occasion, prompting outrage by wearing their hair in cornrows and appearing to darken their skin for various photoshoots.