White Supremacist Takes the Life of Teen Nia Wilson + the Nation Grieves
Nia Wilson was standing on a Bay Area Rapid Transit station platform in Oakland, California, Sunday night when she was stabbed to death in an apparently unprovoked attack. Wilson and her 26-year-old sister Lahtifa Wilson were transferring at the MacArthur BART station when Cowell allegedly walked up and stabbed both of them, according to police. BART police arrested Cowell on Monday, July 23. He had a history of violence and a criminal track record.
Many have voiced their thoughts on Nia’s death as well as their opinions on what needs to be done to protect women of color from white supremacist violence.
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See Twitter’s reaction below:
Very thoughtful post on Nia Wilson from Anne Hathaway. This is a strong example of white solidarity. pic.twitter.com/KQGb3bxzbN
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 26, 2018
— COMMON (@common) July 28, 2018
Nia Wilson was murdered by a white terrorist. Say her name. Pray for her family. She was 18. 💔 pic.twitter.com/FJRONoTsT6
— LOLADRE (@lauradreyfuss) July 25, 2018
On the killing of Nia Wilson and the anxiety of being a black woman https://t.co/oQXSss13GX
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 29, 2018
— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 25, 2018
Looking for black women writers in Oakland to write about Nia Wilson, race, gender-based violence….
If you’re interested, DM is totally fine. It’s important this conversation centers you.
— Christina Coleman (@ChrissyCole) July 25, 2018
The utter depravity of white supremacist Proud Boys & Trump supporters showing up to disrupt Nia Wilson’s vigil. https://t.co/KzhCgZJfRe
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 25, 2018
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) July 25, 2018
— zellie (@zellieimani) July 24, 2018
We do this for Black women.
We do this for Black girls.
We do this for Black femmes.
We do this for #NiaWilson
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) July 25, 2018
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) July 25, 2018
Outraged and heartbroken about #NiaWilson Tonight I can’t stop thinking about Nia’s sister, her family, friends and community. This is terrorism. White supremacy is terrorism. Misogyny is terrorism. Racism is terrorism. pic.twitter.com/kYSeAJnYcO
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) July 25, 2018
Thank you Annie 🙏🏾. #SayHerName #NiaWilson#Repost @annehathaway
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 sh… https://t.co/1ykI5MSlgp pic.twitter.com/VbSQQTlaHL
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 27, 2018
Look at the response to Anne Hathaway’s comments on white privilege. People are more outraged at what she said, than they are at the ruthless killing of 18 year old Nia Wilson. The selective outrage never fails to amaze me.
— Francis Maxwell (@francismmaxwell) July 27, 2018