Unless you've been living under a rock (and honestly, probably even then), you know that casual prejudice and blatant racism are alive and well in the United States of America in 2017. And unless you're a hermit, you know that air travel is tough, stressful, and generally much more trouble than it should be.
So could you imagine trying to travel while also being the victim of nasty bigots? It can't be fun. Luckily, Emmit Walker seems like a chill dude.
Racism is pretty much everywhere these days. It's even being mailed to our homes, like this postcard about a New Jersey school board election.
@MattFriedmanNJ have you seen this Edison mailer yet? https://t.co/gU1FsU62WA— Charmi Patel Peña (@Charmi Patel Peña)1509583874.0
Well, we should stop being shocked. Unfortunately, overt racism is everywhere.
1/ We've got a lot of white nationalists in Oregon. So a few times a year, a patient in the ER refuses treatment from me because of my race.— Esther Choo MD MPH (@Esther Choo MD MPH)1502660779.0
Then there was also that time that People's Sexist Man Alive for the year, Blake Shelton, was outed as a racist, homophobic, and misogynistic sexiest man alive.
#blakesheltonisoverparty Y I K E S https://t.co/dRrrSF2k5n— 🌟alexis thunderstorm 500🌟 (@🌟alexis thunderstorm 500🌟)1471123135.0