Oscar award-winning actress Anne Hathaway is using her voice and platform to call out white privilege.

After hearing about the senseless murder of 18-year old Nia Wilson by the hands of white supremacist John Lee Cowell, Hathaway decided to take action and speak out against white privilege and those who lacked understanding of the angst that comes with being Black in America.

On Wednesday (Jul 25), Hathaway took to Instagram in a post that both honored Wilson and called out her peers for their lack of compassion towards African Americans.

“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.”

The Devil Wears Prada actress then went on to condemn her self and her white counterparts for their lack of action and compassion concerning the murder of the young woman,  calling for white people to step up.

“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?  Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx”

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? Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx Note: the comments for this post are closed. #blacklivesmatter #antiracist #noexcuse #sayhername #earntherighttosayhername

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Despite turning off the comments to the original post, fans are sharing their support and calling her an ally for doing what many white people in her position have failed to do all along.

Hathaway’s not the only celebrity to speak out for Wilson. Amber Tamblyn also posted about her murder this week, calling out white feminist for their lack of response.

“My fellow white women, where is your outrage on social media for the targeted murder of Nia Wilson in Oakland? Speak up. I can’t hear you. A high feminist tide lifts all female boats.”