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Commentary: The power of white people talking about white privilege

Until a couple of days ago, I had never heard of Nia Wilson.

My introduction to her came from an unexpected source: the Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway.

With a single Instagram post last week, Hathaway was able to push the story of this young African-American woman's tragic death onto the radar of mainstream America more quickly and with greater impact than anyone of Wilson's own race could.

That's the astounding power of white privilege. And Hathaway, one of the most influential members of the club

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