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Anne Hathaway calls out white privilege in the wake of the black woman being stabbed to death on the BART station

Actress Anne Hathaway called white privilege in a Instagram in memory of Nia Wilson [left], the woman killed in a casual cross on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

(AP)

Actress Anne Hathaway called white privilege in an Instagram post on Thursday in the memory of the woman killed in a casual sting at an Oakland station on the night of Sunday to Monday.

Hathaway, 35, posted a picture of Nia Wilson, 18, of the woman who died after being stabbed to death at a BART station platform. Wilson’s sister was also injured in the attack. John Cowell, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident on Monday after a manhunt.

The murder of Nia Wilson – may she rest in the strength and the peace she was denied here – is unspeakable AND SHOULD 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 – need to take in the marrow of our preferred bones of the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives every day in America and have done for GENERATIONS. White people do NOT have the equivalence for this fear of violence. Given these realities, we must ask our (white)self – how “decent” are we really? Not our intention, but in our actions? In our lack of action? Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for the Nia and the Wilson family xx Note: the comments for this post are closed. #blacklivesmatter #antiracist #noexcuse #sayhername #earntherighttosayhername

A post shared by Anne Hathaway (@annehathaway) on Jul 25, 2018 at 10:44am PDT

“The murder of Nia Wilson – may she rest in the strength and the peace she was denied here – is unspeakable AND SHOULD NOT be met with silence,” the Academy Award-winning actress wrote. “She is not a hash tag; she was a black woman, and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man.”

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The “Ocean’s 8” star continued by calling out white privilege.

John Cowell was arrested on Monday, July 23, 2018.

(Alameda County Sheriff’s Office via AP )

“White people – including me, including you – need to take in the marrow of our preferred bones of the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives every day in America and have done for GENERATIONS. White people do NOT have the equivalence for this fear of violence,” she continued.

Hathaway then called on others to “ask our [white] itself – how it is ‘decent’ are we really?”

“Not in our intention, but in our actions? In our lack of action? Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for the Nia and the Wilson family xx,” she concluded.

Hathaway noted that the comment section would be closed for the post.

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Hathaway is not the only celebrity to highlight Wilson’s death. “Big Little Lies” actress Reese Witherspoon tweeted her heart is broken for Nia Wilson’s family and friends.”

My heart is broken for #NiaWilson family and friends ?Say her name. #justiceforNia

— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) July 25, 2018

“Say her name,” the Oscar-winner wrote.

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross tweeted, “NIA WILSON/SAY HER NAME. Our body and our humanity deserve safety and joy.”

NIA WILSON//SAY HER NAME
Our body and our humanity deserve safety and joy.
video of @oranicuhh via @fatbellybella#SayHerName #NiaWilson #JusticeforNia pic.twitter.com/3S9EIzh5ej

— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) July 25, 2018

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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