A black music executive has apologised to a white woman he called out for questioning whether he should be in a First Class priority boarding queue.
Damien Walker posted a script of the conversation he had with the woman following their encounter at JFK International Airport.
The woman behind him in the queue spoke to him to tell him he was in wrong place adding that ‘they will call y’all after we board’.
He called her out on Facebook, but later regretted it saying that he didn’t expect such a widespread reaction to his post.
Here’s what he said after the post went viral: ‘When I posted that post on Facebook i didn’t expect all that to come from it. ‘I can honestly name the four or five people i thought would comment with something funny, and that will be it.
‘This racist stuff is definitely a issue but this is not the solution to that issue.’ ‘It brings me no joy waking up in paradise to for my 37 bday and knowing that woman might be going thru hell.
The story was definitely real, just like this issue is definitely real, but I now know that I myself should've handled it another way, or left it how it was, and not shared it publicly.
‘When dealing with people i always try to stay on the side of Right, so to make sure I never do anybody wrong, I try to always put myself in that person's shoes, and ask how would I feel if that person did this to me, and if I was her this morning I would be a total wreck today, and that doesn’t help this situation, or her…it only makes them more angry, and bring more drama…SO I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE AGAIN TO THE WOMAN I HAD THIS ENCOUNTER WITH YESTERDAY. NO MATTER HOW WRONG YOUR ACTIONS YOU DON’T DESERVE THIS.
‘I BELIEVE IF YOU CAN’T HELP NOBODY AT THE VERY LEAST YOU SHOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING TO HURT THEM.