*Golden State Warrior Steph Curry has helped raise more than $21,000 for the family of Nia Wilson, the teen who was fatally stabbed on an Oakland train platform last month by an alleged white supremacist.
The attack on the 18-year-old has rocked the nation and on Tuesday, the NBA star spoke out about Wilson before a showcase game for young Bay Area athletes at the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, reported The Huff Post.
“Everybody who’s watching at home on the live stream on Facebook, please hit the ‘Donate’ button,” Curry said.
“Everything that is donated today — all the proceeds 100 percent — will go to Nia Wilson’s family,” he added.
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— ESSENCE (@Essence) August 4, 2018
Police and prosecutors have not formally said that race played a role in Wilson’s killing, according to the New York Times, but many are certain race played a major factor. A suspect with a criminal record for a “series of violent offenses” has been charged for the assault.
Meanwhile, according to Essence, a new report shows cable news only spent 8 minutes total covering the tragic murder of Nia Wilson. If Wilson was a white girl, we already know the media would be providing ‘round the clock updates.
“I don’t think you can take any violent crime committed against a black body by a white body outside the context of race in America, particularly when you’re talking about black girls in the City of Oakland,” said Cat Brooks, a community activist who is running for mayor and the executive director of the Justice Teams Network, a group that organizes responses to police shootings.
Teenager Nia Wilson was standing on a Bay Area Rapid Transit station platform in Oakland Sunday night when she was viciously stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack. It was the third homicide in a week on BART https://t.co/T5fK7VlEPD #AllOutBayArea #Berkeleyprotests pic.twitter.com/ICOIhXA3Dh
— First, they came for immigrants.. (@RWwatchMA) August 5, 2018