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Black Guy Gives Brilliant Clap Back To Racist White Woman Who Didn’t Believe He Was Flying First Class
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Black Guy Gives Brilliant Clap Back To Racist White Woman Who Didn’t Believe He Was Flying First Class

Remember the Seattle woman who unfortunately experienced ‘banking while Black?‘ Well, it turns out flying while Black is also an issue, as DC-based music executive Emmit Walker learned just 2 days ago. Thankfully, when a passenger on the same flight as him made racist comments upon seeing him in the ‘priority boarding’ line, he fired back with an absolutely perfect response.

Walker’s story is a sad reminder of the casual instances of racism Black people still encounter during everyday situations, but is also a triumphant example of what happens when the owners of that racism are called out and made a fool of in public.

Scroll down to read everything that happened, and find out why Walker received actual applause from a crowd in the airport, as well as viral applause from the entire Internet.

This is Emmit Walker, a DC-based music executive who just stood up to casual racism in the best way

It all started when he got in line to board a flight, and a fellow passenger tried to cut in front of him

Mic drop! Walker also received a round of applause from the Internet

Was this a genius comeback? Tell us below!

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Nancy E
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4 years ago

Every thing he said was appropriate. Every thing she said was not . Plus, he didn't lose his temper & stood his ground.

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

People boasting their priority rights, especially at airports, have a questionable attitude anyway. Yes, you earn these perks because you fly too much and they are really useful if you do not just occasionally fly, but they should never be a reason to feel superior. In this case, I guess it might have been racism, but it might have been plain old judgemental behaviour "only". I myself have gotten angry looks and "What are you doing there?" questions in boarding queues. Turns out boarding group 2 (business class) needed to wait until I had boarded from group 1 (Star Alliance gold, irregardless of class) :D. And know what? Children and elderly could even go before – rightly! Or those people in suits that "coincidently" show their gold status hand baggage tags, casually peeking at your boarding pass with a arrogant grin, only to realize the guy in sneakers has a diamond card. Hillarious! Status is nothing, respect is everything. Especially in condensed airport and plane situations.

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Kerry
Community Member
4 years ago

This woman is an idiot. I am also white and blonde, and I feel I must apologize on behalf of blonde women. I am so sorry that foolish people with bad attitudes feel like they need to spew venom on everyone. Thank you for being so kind, I do wish you would have ripped her a new one. She deserves it!

Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

Well Kerry, we shouldn't be judging you or lumping you in with other people just because you look like them. ;)

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Justin Messenger
Community Member
4 years ago

Racism aside. I think it's funny that she thinks the military would shell out the cash for first class.

Wendy Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah, it's all first-class and caviar on those PCS moves. /sarcasm

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Nancy E
Community Member
4 years ago

Every thing he said was appropriate. Every thing she said was not . Plus, he didn't lose his temper & stood his ground.

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

People boasting their priority rights, especially at airports, have a questionable attitude anyway. Yes, you earn these perks because you fly too much and they are really useful if you do not just occasionally fly, but they should never be a reason to feel superior. In this case, I guess it might have been racism, but it might have been plain old judgemental behaviour "only". I myself have gotten angry looks and "What are you doing there?" questions in boarding queues. Turns out boarding group 2 (business class) needed to wait until I had boarded from group 1 (Star Alliance gold, irregardless of class) :D. And know what? Children and elderly could even go before – rightly! Or those people in suits that "coincidently" show their gold status hand baggage tags, casually peeking at your boarding pass with a arrogant grin, only to realize the guy in sneakers has a diamond card. Hillarious! Status is nothing, respect is everything. Especially in condensed airport and plane situations.

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Kerry
Community Member
4 years ago

This woman is an idiot. I am also white and blonde, and I feel I must apologize on behalf of blonde women. I am so sorry that foolish people with bad attitudes feel like they need to spew venom on everyone. Thank you for being so kind, I do wish you would have ripped her a new one. She deserves it!

Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

Well Kerry, we shouldn't be judging you or lumping you in with other people just because you look like them. ;)

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Justin Messenger
Community Member
4 years ago

Racism aside. I think it's funny that she thinks the military would shell out the cash for first class.

Wendy Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah, it's all first-class and caviar on those PCS moves. /sarcasm

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