#JusticeForNia: Celebrities Pay Tribute To 18-Year-Old Hate Crime Victim Nia Wilson

#JusticeForNia: Celebrities Pay Tribute To 18-Year-Old Hate Crime Victim Nia Wilson

Nia Long, Viola Davis, Kehlani and more are speaking out.

Published July 25, 2018

Celebrities are coming out in droves in remembrance of 18-year-old stabbing victim Nia Wilson. Wilson was fatally wounded during an attack where she and her sister were both stabbed in the neck while exiting a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in Oakland on Sunday (July 22) night.

The 27-year-old suspect was seen on camera pulling out a knife and beginning an unprovoked and "very rapidly" stabbing attack on Wilson and her sister, Letifah, as they exited a train at MacArthur Station.

Police officials would go on to arrest the suspect the following day on a BART train.

After news of the recent high school grad's senseless murder went viral, celebs quickly took to social media offering words of encouragement to the victim's family.

  1. 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

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