A man who was subjected to a ‘racist’ encounter in a priority boarding line at an airport has gone viral following his ‘perfect response’.
Sometimes ignorance shows itself in more subtle ways and that’s what happened here.
Luckily, Emmit Eclass Walker was on hand to shut down a racist fellow passenger while he waited for his flight at Ronald Reagan Washington Airport.
Emmit was approached by a woman who refused to believe he was a first class passenger, which is pretty dumb in itself.
He then took a selfie of the ‘funny’ woman and recalled their encounter on Facebook in a post which has now gone viral.
Here’s how it went down:
Her: excuse me i believe you may be in the wrong place you need to let us thru. This line is for priority boarding
Me: priority meaning first class correct?
Her: Yes…now excuse me they will call y’all after we board
Me: *shove first class priority boarding pass in her face* you can relax ma’am I’m in the right spot, been here longer, so you can board after me
Her: *still won’t let It go* he must be military or something, but we paid for our seats so he still should have to wait
Me: Nope to big to ever be in anybodies military. I’m just a n***a with money
Everybody waiting in line: starts to clap lmao.
The post has been reacted to more than 3,000 times and gathered plenty of comments in the meantime.
Sabrina Hubbard said: ‘I’m prior military and I’m offended. What does the military have to with your ability to pay for first class. Heck they gave us economy seats. Nope not a valid reason to assume why you would have 1st tickets. These racists are bold!’
Nicole Hollingsworth wrote: ‘You should’ve called security. She was making it uncomfortable for you and the other passengers with her big dumb whiteness. I suspect she’s a terrorist by how she looks.’
And Amena BelledeSoleil added:
God bless you Brotha Man. That woman would have gotten the ‘did I invite you to speak to me?’ followed by a ‘please f*ck all the way off’ soo fast!!!! Pardon my french. I have ZERO chill when folks try it.
Absolutely no place for this behaviour.