A Facebook post that claims to expose casual racism in America has become an massive viral hit –but some social media users are challenging its accuracy.
She is alleged to have said: “You may be in the wrong place, you need to let us through. This line is for priority boarding.”
When he presented the his boarding pass the woman she replied that this was probably because he was a serving member of the military – insinuating that black Americans are too poor to buy first class tickets on their own.
His response reads: “Nope, too big to be in anybodies [sic] military. I’m just a n***** with money.” At this point he claims that the crowd started cheering and applauding.
So far his post has been shared over 200,000 times on Facebook. Many say the tweet is indicative of prejudices still widely-held by white America.
Jasmine Battle said on the post: “White privilege is something else!!!!! Smh! I’m glad you stood your ground!”
Gantt Nikia replied: “Smh!!! (They) be looking at me crazy everytime… Like I skipped the line or some shyt! I just smirk n keep it movin.”
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!