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Sur Instagram, les artistes pleurent Nia Wilson, la jeune Afro-américaine assassinée à Oakland

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“Ce qui me semble juste, c’est de continuer à célébrer ton nom et le genre d’être humain que tu étais”, écrit Janelle Monae sur son compte Instagram. La musicienne américaine y a posté un portrait de Nia Wilson, Afro-américaine assassinée à Oakland le 22 juillet à l’âge de 18 ans.

Janelle Monae figure parmi les nombreux·ses artistes à diffuser l’image de Nia Wilson sur Instagram avec le hashtag #SayHerName, afin de protester contre ce nouveau crime raciste qui touche les Etats-Unis et de rendre hommage à la jeune femme. Si l’image postée par Janelle Monae, réalisée par l’artiste gay et mexicain Ruben Guadalupe Marquez, a été largement reprise par les utilisateur·rice·s du réseau social, d’autres ont simplement posté sa photo, comme l’actrice Anne Hathaway, qui commente en pointant du doigt le privilège blanc: “Ce n’est pas juste un hashtag; c’était une femme noire qui a été tuée de sang froid par un homme blanc. Les personnes blanches -moi incluse, vous inclus·es- doivent inscrire au plus profond de leur être privilégié cette vérité, que TOUTES les personnes noires ont QUOTIDIENNEMENT peur pour leur vie en Amérique et ce depuis des générations.”

Qu’elle utilise sa plume, sa notoriété ou son trait de crayon, la communauté artistique est en tout cas massivement mobilisée sur Instagram pour continuer à diffuser le nom et le visage de Nia Wilson, afin de rappeler, à qui l’aurait oublié, que les vies des noir·e·s comptent

 

 

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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Hearts are destroyed here in Oakland and all over. Please visit our story to donate to Nia’s gofundme, and if you’re in the Bay Area, there’s a sign-up sheet created by @velvetdad called “Help with Rides” which is a sign-up for white people and folks with the financial means to redistribute funds to black people and POC in the Bay Area to get rides via Uber & Lyft and avoid BART. Please feel free to ask @velvetdad any questions by DMing them directly. The link is in our story, along with Nia’s gofundme, but it’s also here: tinyurl.com/helpwithrides — it’s easy, just open up the link, add your name, number, cash app handle, and donation. 🙏 Show up. Listen. Speak up. Don’t let your privilege sit on the sidelines and watch. Rest in power, Nia. #justicefornia #nojusticenopeace

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If you want to hear everything Latifa Wilson (Nia Wilson’s sister) said it’s on ABC7NEWS.COM, she tells what happened from her perspective and talks about Nia. I’m not sure how I feel about everything. Allegedly John Cowell (murderer) was caught while following a mother and her child, who were most likely his next targets. I want to know why he did it, but I know there’s nothing he can say that will justify any of it. I’m just angry. And I know that we won’t know his motives for sure until after the interrogation and investigation, but I really deep in my soul KNOW it was a hate crime. According to a BART.GOV profile study done in 2015 white people made up 47% of the riders at MacArthur station while black people make up 20%. 52% of riders were male and 48% were female. So about 9.5% of MacArthur bart passangers are black women/girls. It just seems too specific. Illustration©kaylanijuanita #sayhername #blacklivesmatter #niawilson #justicefornia

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