Look: We Are Living for This Mom Who Called Out the Random White Lady Who Asked Her to Prove She Had First Class Tickets

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  Jamelia attends the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Look: We Are Living for This Mom Who Called Out the Random White Lady Who Asked Her to Prove She Had First Class Tickets

'You Better Tell 'Em.' Now that's how you respond when someone asks you to show your papers.

Published January 19, 2017

  1. Jamelia Davis, a UK based singer and musician, recently took to Twitter to share a story of 2017 prejudice
  2. It all began when Jamelia and her daughter took their seats in the first class carriage of a train
  3. And Jamelia made sure the woman knew that prejudice and bias has no place in her life
  4. And just in case anyone else doubts Jamelia, she has the receipts
  5. And will continue to sip on her tea
  6. When Jamelia posted her story, people applauded her for the way she handled the situation and was a role model for her daughter
  7. Jamelia also posted an article in response to all of the attention she has received

    An excerpt from her website reads: 

    "I do not want to keep quiet about it anymore. We serve no-one by remaining quiet, if anything this renders us complicit in the continuation and validation of this behaviour. It is not ok with me, and it shouldn't be ok with you. Most importantly, i'm teaching my girls not to be ok with it either. I absolutely refuse to send my daughters out into a world that tells them NOT to speak up when someone hurts them. The only way that will happen is if we are all brave enough to put these important conversations on the table now."

    You can read the rest of the statement here.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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