3 in that way, the commercial-enterprise-posing-as-a-family retraces the historic dispossession of Ebony motherhood, as well as the arrest and theft of African being as Black and flesh that is brown. Further, through the heteronormative, domestic enterprise of getting Ebony children moved by way of a mother—in that is white country libidinally started on interracial sexual and rape fantasies—Kim and her family biologically reproduce non-Blackness-as-multiracialized-whiteness.
Therefore, their empire must certanly be approached with just as much seriousness that is critical we affect 18th-century texts concerning the horrors of white domesticity within the Americas—their historical taste for slavery, rape, and Black children’s captivity—such as Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of Harriet Jacobs. 4 What would happen whenever we took competition in KUWTK seriously? For Flint’s white husband’s rapacious, invasive behavior if we heard the Kardashians’ voices like the whispers of the wicked and sexually perverse Mrs. Flint, who tortured Jacobs to punish her?
Multiracialism takes on still more forms that are commodity. The Black individual skins that shadow Kim’s shapewear brand Skims are, in her visual economy, like textiles, adornments, and clothes to be bought, reshaped, offered, and shipped. Just as epidermis tones, whenever pushed into Kylie Cosmetics’ magical market type of foundation, gradate and smooth the violent force of blackface.
And yet, this sentimental white family—their billion-dollar racial drama, their feminization of anti-Black caricature, their self-adornment with Black women’s parts, underneath the protected corporeal racial schema of whiteness—does not frighten all of us. Continue reading “What is more troubling is the way the Kardashian enterprise of multiracial supremacy that is white (particularly with Kim’s marriage to Kanye West) through its production and surrogacy of healthier multiracial children”