“White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence.”
John Cowell, a white man and the 27-year-old suspect within the case, was apprehended by authorities Monday.
Cowell allegedly pulled out a knife, unprovoked, and “very rapidly” stabbed 18-year-old Wilson. Wilson’s sister, Lahtifa, 26, was additionally wounded and is now in secure situation.
BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas stated that the assault on Wilson “was probably one of the most vicious” he’d seen in his 30 years of being an officer.
The Ocean’s eight star then shifted the onus to white individuals, who she stated “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,” Hathaway stated.
“Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves – how ‘decent’ are we really?” she continued. “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.”
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Hathaway’s representatives for extra remark.