Emmit Walker, a music executive, had the absolutely perfect response when a woman on the same flight as him made racist comment upon seeing him in the ‘priority boarding’ line.
Black people still encounter racism during everyday situations, and Walk’s story is a sad reminder of it. But it also shows us what happens when the owners of that racism are called out in public and made to look stupid.
Check out what happened below, and find out why Emmit Walker received applause from a crowd at the airport.
Emmit Walker, the music executive who stood up to racism in an everyday situation
A fellow passenger tried to cut in front of him at the boarding line
He received a round of applause from everyone on the Internet as well