Kim Kardashian: I’d Not Utilize My Privilege to Get Her Children’s Way Into College: Kim Kardashian West reported that she wouldn’t utilize her privilege to receive her kids to a school which they could not get into in their own since it would not help anyone.
“If they could not get to a college, I wouldn’t ever wish to use privilege to attempt and force them into a situation which they would not flourish in anyhow. So that’s where I just see that that’s not appropriate,” she told CNN’s Van Jones on Saturday night.
“I’d like my children to be kind. I need them to be grounded as you can. And to purchase your way to something simply would not benefit anyone,” she added.
Kardashian West’s comments on “The Van Jones Show” come weeks after prosecutors charged 50 people in a sprawling conspiracy to game the college admissions system. The scheme included 33 wealthy parents, such as two dominant Hollywood actresses, who supposedly used their way to control the admissions system and get their kids into schools that were selective.
Kardashian West has taken a keen interest in social justice in recent years and is currently studying to be a lawyer. She said she expected her hard job in balancing her media careerher cosmetics business and her lawful pursuits set an example for her kids Saint, both North and Chicago West.
“For me, even with my children see me analyzing, leaving and moving to an office a couple of days each week, analyzing all of the time, coming home. I have my back pack, they’ve their backpack. They are studying, I am studying. They are seeing that I’ve this filming profession, I am having makeup samples analyzed around my arm while I am attempting to see my flash cards, and all this stuff.
“I expect they get motivated to understand that they understand they could place in the difficult job, although I am in my late thirties and I am just finishing school, or trying to do that today, it is never too late, and that there is actually no simple way out.
“I have always worked hard, and that I expect my children see that work ethic and need to do exactly the exact same thing,” she explained.
Music industry plans blackout in solidarity with Black community following George Floyd death
A host of record labels and other music industry figures are planning a social media blackout on Tuesday (June 2) in solidarity with the black community.
Messages shared by Warner, Universal, Dirty Hit and more set out a plan to “disconnect from work and reconnect with out community” for the day, held as “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.”
The decision comes in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after being apprehended by a white police officer. Officer Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
“Due to recent events please join us as we take an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change,” the message begins.
“As gatekeepers of the culture, it’s our responsibility to not only come together to celebrate the wins, but also hold each other up during a loss.
“Join us on Tuesday June 2 as a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community,” the message concludes, adding the hashtag “#THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED.”
Universal Music Group quoted Martin Luther King in their Instagram post supporting the blackout, echoing his sentiments that “there comes a time when silence is betrayal”.
The Caroline label wrote: “Our Black friends are not ok, our Black families are not ok, we are not and should not be ok.”
A number of figures in the music industry have spoken about following Floyd’s death. Taylor Swift this week called out President Donald Trump’s inflammatory tweets about the situation, saying: “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence,” and threatening to “vote [Trump] out in November”.
Billie Eilish also shared her thoughts on the matter, writing: “If I hear one more white person say ‘all lives matter’ one more fucking time I’m gonna lose my fucking mind,” while Run The Jewels rapper Killer Mike sent an emotional message to the residents of his hometown of Atlanta, a city that has sparked into violence since Floyd’s death.
The Streets share new documentary on upcoming mixtape with Tame Impala, IDLES, Slowthai and more
The Streets have shared a new documentary on the making of their upcoming mixtape – watch it in full below.
The 20-minute film features footage of the creation of new collaboration-based tape ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’, which comes out in July.
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‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ comes out on July 10, and is The Streets’ first full-length project since 2011 album ‘Computers And Blues’ and mixtape ‘Cyberspace And Reds’.
Mike Skinner revived his Streets project in 2018, playing a number of Greatest Hits tour dates and sharing a host of new material.
Skinner announced his intentions to release a new Streets mixtape last year, which will arrive alongside a new studio album. The album is set to be paired with a new film that Skinner is currently working on.
Speaking to NME about the upcoming mixtape and the new film, Skinner said: “It’s almost like a follow-on from [2004 album] ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ – that was my life without The Streets.
“That’s what this is; it’s about my life as a DJ but with The Streets removed. I haven’t shot anything yet, but we’ve decided to use real nightclubs. So we’re waiting for real nightclubs to happen again; if it’s not until 2021 then that’s when we’ll do it.
“The film’s just a caper, really; it’s a bit of fairytale, but a fairytale told in the real world.”
Billie Eilish shares impassioned post about George Floyd: “Black lives fucking matter”
The singer, 18, wrote in an Instagram post today (May 30) that she would attempt to explain why black lives matter while imagining opponents as children because it “feels like that’s the only way you [motherfuckers] will understand”.
At various points in the message she addresses people who have called for “all lives matter” after riots erupted this week over the murder of George Floyd, a black man who was involved in an incident with a white police officer.
Eilish went on to outline a number of analogies in which all lives do not matter. “This is not about you”, she said about white people. “You are not in need. You are not in danger”.
She asked: “If your friend gets a cut on their arm are you gonna wait to give all your friends a bandaid first because all arms matter?
“If someone’s house was on fire and someone is stuck in the house, are you gonna make the fire department go to every other house on the block first because all houses matter? No! Because they don’t fucking need it. You are privileged whether you like it or not. Society gives privilege just for being white. You can be poor, you can be struggling. And still your skin colour is giving you more privilege than you even realise.”
She continued: “If all lives matter, why are black people killed for just being black? Why are white people given opportunities that people of other races aren’t?
“Why is it ok for black people to be called thugs for protesting the murder of innocent people? Do you know why???? White. fucking. privilege,” she wrote.
Eilish tagged the message at the end with “#justiceforgeorgefloyd”.
Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after being apprehended by a white police officer. Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
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