This Black Recording Artist Schooled The Hell Out of A White Passenger For Assuming She Didn’t Have A First Class Ticket

British Recording Artist, Jamelia, found herself in all-too common predicament last week. According to her blog, here’s how it all went down:

On Thursday my daughter and I boarded a Train at London’s Euston station after I took part in a photoshoot. We’d had such a fun day together, and looked forward to our journey home. Tiani, my daughter, wanted the window seat, she scooted in and looked for the book she was currently reading as I readied myself to be seated too. As I took my place, a woman in her early 40’s approached me and in quite an accusatory tone asked me “Do you have a first class ticket?” I was genuinely confused at her question, why would I be sat in the 1st class carriage without one? I look at her, she isn’t dressed as if she works for the company, I glance around and it clicks…My daughter and I are the only black people in the carriage….I feel this is a teachable moment, for both the woman in question and my daughter.

36-year old Jamelia and her two daughters.

Jamelia tweeted the story below:

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Hats off to Jamelia for calling this woman out!

*This story first appeared in Atlanta Black Star and The Daily Mail.

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  1. You did the right thing by calling her out and letting your daughter see how to handle situations of this matter. This is the world we as african decedents live in, racism is still very much alive all over the world! People that still harboring racist attitudes need to put on blast evening in from of our children, because they will not only say racist things in front of them but to them as well. It’s best for our children to be prepared to handle it head on with intelligent and without fear!

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