Man shuts down 'racist' woman at airport over first class dispute

A man's reaction to an apparently racist woman at a US airport apparently caused onlookers to burst into applause, and has attracted hundreds of thousands of shares online.

Emmit Eclass Walker said he was approached by a woman at a Washington airport who assumed he was not a first class passenger.

He believes it was due to the colour of his skin.

"Excuse me, I believe you may be in the wrong place... this line is for priority boarding," she told him, according to his Facebook post.

Mr Walker asked if she meant she was a priority because she was travelling first class, to which she replied "yes".

He then presented his first class boarding pass and told her, "You can relax, ma'am, I'm in the right spot. I've been here longer, so you can board after me".

The woman then assumed that he didn't pay the first class ticket himself, again presumably because of the colour of his skin.

She reportedly said to the people surrounding them in line, "He must be military or something, but we paid for our seats so he should have to wait".

Mr Walker said he fired back that he was too big to be in the military and was rather "just a n***a with money".

He said everyone in the line around them started to clap.

Mr Walker took a selfie with the woman in the background and posted it to his Facebook page, which has quickly attracted hundreds of thousands of likes and shares.

Newshub.