African-American music executive Emmit Eclass Walker said he was waiting to board his flight at Ronald Reagan Washington Airport. He had a first-class ticket in his hand when a white, blonde woman behind him refused to believe he could be a first-class passenger.
Eclass was accused of pushing into the priority boarding line because of his skin color. He had the perfect takedown for the racist woman who did not believe he belonged there.
“Excuse me, I believe you may be in the wrong place you need to let us thru (sic.) This line is for priority boarding,” the woman said. Walker posted the exchange on Facebook, where it has gone viral.
“He must be military or something, but we paid for our seats so he still should have to wait,” she said.
The entire gate began clapping after Walker said this:
“Nope too big to ever be in anybody’s military (sic.) I’m just a n**** with money.”
Walker posted the conversation with a selfie, showing the woman standing behind him. It had been liked over 670,000 times at the time of writing, with hundreds of comments praising Walker.
“Never judge a book by its cover. She is so ignorant it makes no sense that people like her still exist. Enjoy yourself, you handled it well,” wrote one commenter.
Another wrote: “The power of an educated man with patience.”
A former military personnel wrote: “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!”
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