BLACK VOICES
03/27/2013 05:05 pm ET Updated Apr 02, 2013

Kim And Kanye Baby's Racial Identity: Reality Star Says She Hopes Her Child Won't See Color

Hate them or love them, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seem to be inseparable, and soon they will be joined by a little bambino!

We have to admit, we cringed a bit when rumors began flying that the couple was planning to name their little bundle of joy North West, thankfully, that was only a rumor.

But Kim Kardashian recently opened up on another topic that has honestly been on our minds, the challenge of raising an interracial child. During an interview with BET, the reality star discussed preparing for motherhood, including what she plans to teach her bi-racial baby about race.

“Obviously you want your children, for me, to travel the world and experience different races and different cultures everywhere so I think that would be something that is important to me to give as much information as I could.

The mother-to-be said she's also gotten some tips from some of her pals.

“I have a lot of friends that are all different nationalities and their children are bi-racial, so they have kind of talked to me a little bit about it and what to expect and what not to expect,” she said. “But I think that the most important thing is, how I would want to raise my children, is to just not see color.”

And while Kim's answer sure is sweet, it may be somewhat idealistic. At least that's what iVilliage writer Amanda Rodriguez, author of 'Five Things Parents Of Biracial Kids Should Know,' thinks.

1. Your kids will see color. They will see Mommy's color, they will see Daddy's color and they will see their own. In some families where everyone, including the friends and the neighbors, look alike, kids don't always notice skin color. My boys had to face their difference very early in life and began asking questions about Daddy's white skin (he's a fair-skinned Mexican person) being different from their own light brown. Personally, I think they're lucky because they get to appreciate the beauty of diversity by living with it every day.

But Kim seems to be keeping an open mind, saying some things will just have to come with experience.

“There will be so many experiences…that you won’t really know how to prepare for until you really go through it so I think raising a child in general is challenging.”

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