The African-American Policy Forum launched it to call attention to hate and violence against black girls and women. The idea is if you say her name, her story, and demand for justice, she won't be forgotten.
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In the past few days, the hashtag and the name Nia Wilson have been trending on social media.
The Asian-American Feminist Collective tweeted:
We are outraged at the brutal murder of #NiaWilson and stand in solidarity with all communities plagued by white supremacist violence and misogyny. We demand peace and justice for her family. We will #SayHerName & continue to fight for the world we all deserve. Rest in power Nia. pic.twitter.com/8QvDta2EWU— Asian American Feminist Collective (@aafcollective) July 24, 2018
The National Organization for Women tweeted pictures of Nia and her sister Letifah along with the hashtags "Say Her Name" and "Protect Black Women."
Celebrities are also speaking up.
Actress Rose McGowan, a central figure in the Me Too movement tweeted, "Indoctrinated hate is a deadly weapon. #NiaWilson #SayHerName."
Actress Busy Phillips took to Instagram saying,"My heart is heavy and I promise I will stand with my sisters. I will stand up and scream. I will demand justice for Nia."
Some of the "Say Her Name" posts link the attack with white supremacy. Right now, BART police say they have no evidence suggesting a racist motivation.
However, Nia's death is highlighting a painful truth. According to the CDC, black women are murdered at a rate higher than any other group in the U.S. -- 4.5 per 100,000.
Go here for full coverage on the stabbing at Oakland's MacArthur BART station that took the life of 18-year-old Nia Wilson.
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