According to actress Anne Hathaway, “all black people” live in constant fear in America because white people could kill them at any moment.
“Privileged” white people “DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence,” Hathaway says.
Hathaway wrote Thursday on Instagram:
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?