This man's story sums up the kind of everyday racism that black Americans face.
In a post to Facebook that has since gone viral, Emmit Eclass Walker alleged a woman in Ronald Reagan Washington Airport assumed he was not a first class passenger.
She reportedly refused to believe him and assumed he had to be a member of the military to be able to enjoy first class.
In his own words, he is just a 'n***a with money'.
After the exchange, he took a selfie.
Eclass Walker shared the photo and the story, and captioned it with the exchange he claimed had taken place.
On Facebook, his original post was shared over 182,000 times.
It went up on Instagram account @TheShadeRoom where it received almost 300,000 likes.
In the caption Eclass-Walker wrote:
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 too big to ever be in anybody's military. I’m just a n***a with money 💰 🤷🏾♂️
Everybody waiting in line: starts to clap lmao 😂
Eclass Walker has been contacted by indy100 for comment.