Today, in a surprising bit of political seriousness, Kim Kardashian posted an impassioned think piece on her site discussing her new role as the mother of a biracial child. In it, she wraps the problem of racism up with sexism and homophobia and writes: “To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought. It is obviously a topic that Kanye is passionate about, but I guess it was easier for me to believe that it was someone else’s battle. But recently, I’ve read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice. I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been…”
In a bit of serendipitous internet magic, just last night when I was surfing my iPhone, I found the Instagram account @intergaycial. They simply reupload photos that people have tagged #intergaycial, including recent out UMASS basketball player Derrick Gordon, “celebrating gay interracial & inter-ethnic love.” Certainly an app as fun and light as this isn’t going to solve all the problems in the world, but it’s a nice reminder of the beauty of diversity (though it’d be nice if they included ladies, too).