Actress Anne Hathaway used her Instagram as a platform to call out white privilege. Hathaway wrote about the vicious attack on 18-year-old Nia Wilson, a black woman who was stabbed for no reason by 27-year-old John Cowell, who is white.
"The murder of Nia Wilson - may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here - is unspeakable AND MUST NOT be met with silence," Hathaway wrote.
"She is not a hashtag; she was a black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man." wrote Hathaway.
The actress then asked the question of “how decent are we really?” speaking to her white counterparts.
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The murder of Nia Wilson- may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here- is unspeakable AND MUST NOT be met with silence. She is not a hash tag; she was a black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man. White people- including me, including you- must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS. White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence. Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves- how “decent” are we really? Not in our intent, but in our actions? In our lack of action? Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx Note: the comments for this post are closed. #blacklivesmatter #antiracist #noexcuse #sayhername #earntherighttosayhername