How a Chance Encounter Led to an Inspiring Conversation About Race That Went Viral
In the wake of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests around the world, emotions have been raw. That’s why it’s not surprising that when flight attendant JacqueRae Hill struck up a conversation with a passenger on her flight who she spotted reading the book White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, her grief and sadness over the killing of George Floyd came spilling out. But what happened next was a shock—the passenger engaged her in thoughtful discussion about the need for making change and connection that left JacqueRae in tears and ended with the pair hugging. But the biggest surprise came when, at the end of the flight, the passenger revealed himself to be the CEO of American Airlines. JacqueRae’s Facebook post about the encounter has since gone viral.