Here's Photo Proof Kim Kardashian Isn't Just Talk When It Comes to Social Issues

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

It's been about a month since Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, and while people are speculating about when the reality star will start making regular appearances on social media again, it looks like she's already coming back in a pretty awesome way. This picture of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West with Alton Sterling's son Cameron speaks volumes. Aside from being a cool memory of Cameron's 16th birthday, it's proof that the West family is serious about the support they voiced for Alton Sterling, a Louisiana man who was shot to death by police while pinned to the ground.

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It's unclear if Kanye (or Kim) personally invited Cameron to Yeezy's Saint Pablo concert in Los Angeles on November 1 or if he was there on his own accord, but regardless, the moment was still pretty awesome. Justin Bamberg, the attorney for the Sterling family, tweeted this star-studded pic of a moment that likely made Cameron's day.

(For the record, Kanye probably isn't mad. He just rarely smiles.)

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The Twitterverse appears to love this photo as much as we do -- they're praising its positivity and how cool it was for Kim and Kanye to show Cameron a little love on his 16th birthday.

Aside from this snap giving Cameron some serious bragging rights at school, it must feel good to know there are people who still care about what's happening.

Alton Sterling's death sparked a national outcry that led not only to protests, but to celebrities -- like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- using their platform to speak out about race, social justice, and police brutality.

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The day after Sterling's death, Kim Kardashian wrote a #BlackLivesMatter essay on her blog that highlighted her fears about raising children of color and the need for justice and love right now. She wrote:

I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust -- the people who 'protect and serve' -- may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin.

The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities. We must peacefully use the power of our voices and the strength of our numbers to demand changes in the judicial system so that brutality doesn't ever go unpunished.

It is our responsibility as Americans and as parents to create a safe future for our children. We must do something NOW. We must speak up until we are heard and real, effective changes are made.

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Kanye West used Twitter to share the gruesome video of Alton Sterling being shot by police before pausing and shooting him again.

I can't even begin to fathom what the Sterling family has gone through. With activist groups still urging officials to finish their investigation for the sake of justice and peace, we're sure Alton Sterling's loved ones -- including his children -- cannot unsee his death. We know we can't. And it still leaves so many of us angry and filled with questions.

No one knows what the outcome will be, but at least this birthday boy's special day will be one he'll never forget -- after all, he'll always have the physical reminder he never has to stand alone.

 

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