Jamelia, a popular singer in the UK, was traveling with her 11-year-old daughter in first class. A white woman, however, asked her is she had a first class ticket -- implying that she was lying by sitting in the section.
I ask "why have you assumed I don't have a 1st class ticket?" She says "well, have you got one?" I reply "have you?" She says "yes I have"
She discussed the response she received from her tweets. "What struck me, were the wave of comments I received ... first of all those in response to my tweets, the shock and horror that this could happen," she wrote.
Unfortunately, though, Jamelia said that this is not a rare occurrence. "Most of my train travel is first class, and I would estimate that at least 60% of the time," she noted, "I experience this exchange with either another passenger or someone working for the train company."
She also, however, made a point to discuss the support she's received from sharing the story. Jamelia vowed to keep sharing. "We serve no-one by remaining quiet," she wrote, "if anything this renders us complicit in the continuation and validation of this behavior."