On Sunday, July 22nd, 18-year-old Nia Wilson and her sisters had just left a family function and made their way to a Bay area train station. It was there that both Nia, and her older sister, Latifah, were suddenly and viciously attacked by a white man.
Nia was stabbed multiple times in the neck and died at the scene, as a result of her injuries. Latifah detailed the horrific attack to ABC News, where she said that Nia was the “sweetest person on earth, she didn’t do nothing to nobody.”
Nia's family have said they consider this entirely unprovoked attack a hate crime. According to Vox.com, police have arrested John Lee Cowell, a 27-year-old with a lengthy criminal record, for the murder.
After hearing the news, actress, Anne Hathaway, took to her Instagram to share her thoughts on this horrific incident:
Many people have expressed their respect for Anne Hathaway using her platform to raise awareness about the murder of Nia.
This is what an ally looks like...
My prayers and condolences go out to the Wilson family. May your beautiful soul rest in peace, Nia.