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Danielle Brooks may be a beloved star on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and a Tony-nominated actress, but that still doesn’t stop the microaggressions. According to The Color Purple singer’s Twitter account, she was recently congratulated by an airport ticket agent for riding first class. 

The actress was on her way to Los Angeles to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The 26-year-old Julliard grad tweeted, I hate when gate agents look at me like I’ve never flown first class and say “You’re in first class, lucky you!” really tho.”

Who really says that to passengers?

Of course, Brooks’ supporters had her back and were not here for any of this:

Why couldn’t the agent just have said, “Have a nice flight, Ms. Brooks?” Wouldn’t that have been more appropriate as opposed to reminding someone how “lucky” they are to ride up front and get free cocktails?

Granted we don’t know what the agent’s true intentions were with his/her comment, but what we do know is that as Black women, too often we have to encounter the misconception that we cannot afford certain things and the condescension that comes along with that. (Remember when an Hermes store clerk wouldn’t let Oprah Winfrey buy the bag she asked for?)

Incidents like this can be truly exhausting. Has anything similar happened to you? Sound off in the comments.

SOURCE: Twitter | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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