This is the post in full, accompanying a picture of Nia Wilson, Hathaway wrote:
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?
True to the tone of 2018, the statement has since divided people, with some praising her post and others taking issue with it.
*reads somewhere that Anne Hathaway claimed that I (and other black people) fear for my life daily*
This white sa… https://t.co/ajpNspqmeX
— Chloé S. Valdary 📚 (@Chloé S. Valdary 📚)
the queen of Genovia SNAPPED. anne hathaway acknowledging her white privileges and calling out other white people f… https://t.co/e1SdqDgAOa