A vacation in Kenya went left for activist Brittany Packnett and political commentator Symone Sanders. On Thursday, Packnett posted a series of tweets outing a Kenya Airways passenger who attacked her and Sanders. She said the man threw water at her and attacked the two women.
"Here is a picture of the white man who cussed at us for asking him to quiet down and then THREW WATER ON ME and tried to fight me and @SymoneDSanders in the @KenyaAirways Simba lounge. @Delta," she captioned her tweet.
In another tweet, Packnett said an attendant tried to calm the man. After the attendant called security, the man charged at Packnett and Sanders in the Kenya Airways Simba Lounge. The attacker "walked over and doused me with water as I was sitting," she said.
Here is a picture of the white man who cussed at us for asking him to quiet down and then THREW WATER ON ME and tried to fight me and @SymoneDSanders in the @KenyaAirways Simba lounge. @Delta. pic.twitter.com/TzuF4K6vAO— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 28, 2019
She also noted the man attempted to charge her until Sanders pushed him back. Other men stood nearby in their defense.
Packnett called Delta, the partner company to Kenya Airways. She identified the assailant as Ducan Conrad Hockey, a British citizen. In another tweet, she mentioned "security took nearly 30 minutes to arrive."
After he assaulted me, he attempted to charge me. @SymoneDSanders jumped in and she and I pushed him back.— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 28, 2019
A handful of men who had been witnessing his bad behavior all night stood up and came over.
They are the only reason he is quiet-but he has NOT been removed.
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I repeat: Duncan Conrad Hockey of the UK assaulted me the @KenyaAirways lounge tonight. @KenyaAirways is a member of the @Delta skyteam.— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 28, 2019
Security took nearly 30 minutes to arrive. This is unacceptable. https://t.co/LT21vd3kC8
As Blavity previously reported, comedian Gary Owen called out Delta for allegedly racially profiling his wife. The 44-year-old said his wife and daughter were mistreated on Sunday. His wife was asked if she was in first class while standing in the priority line to board the Cincinnati Airport flight. No other passengers were questioned about their first-class status.
The police have been called. He’s not on my flight. We’re leaving now.— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 28, 2019
The adrenaline has worn off and the soreness from having to fight a white man off of me is definitely setting in now.
This is going to be a long flight, and this situation is still not fully resolved.
"UPDATE: He is being arrested and we are getting on our flight. Honestly, this was just so unfortunate and I hope @Delta and Kenyan Airways get better systems in place. I was so terrified. Grateful for the Good Samaritans in the lounge. Onward and to the light," she wrote.
UPDATE: he is being arrested and we are getting on our flight. Honestly this was just so unfortunate and I hope @Delta and Kenyan Airways get better systems in place. I was so terrified. Grateful for the Good Samaritans in the lounge. Onward and to the light. https://t.co/fPHSac0djO— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) March 28, 2019
I’ll be damned if I came all the way to Africa to be attacker by a white man.— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 28, 2019
Peep the ignorance:
I’m also reminded that black women can never be victims in some folks eyes.— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 29, 2019
My mentions are full of these. pic.twitter.com/0FmezxtLii
It is only white people who pull the ‘why do you have to make it about race??’ card because it isn’t a factor in our lives, it’s not a reason we are persecuted, we‘re just privileged by default. How many black people, not aggressive or threatening, u think had this same leniency?— Amy (@Burtini) March 28, 2019
Why do you feel the need to point out his skin color?— Dan0h1970 (@danohhhh1) March 28, 2019
So if a black man did that would you have posted this or it's only because he's white? So if you cuss at a black person if you are white it's a crime now talk about victimization 😂— J-TIN FOIL (@foil1214) March 28, 2019
What does his color have to do with anything? Are you saying that there is no chance that no black guy would ever do the same?— Kasha Tucker (@KashaTTucker) March 28, 2019
Just by calling this guy out as a WHITE MAN, along with your other remarks, is a clear indication of your racism. Try demonstrating Love next time instead of a hateful, bad attitude. Delta will pay dearly I'm sure. And that white man will as well. Hate them loud-ass white men! 🤓— Tom Voche' (@TomVoitier) March 29, 2019
This is racist as hell, ma'am. Maybe he's a racist, too. I can't tell from two pics...but you're the one making an issue out of the color of his skin. The issue isn't his race, he is just an @$$hole!— Gentleman Jon (@GentlemanJonD) March 29, 2019
Leave race out of it if you actually want racial relations to improve!
Not sure why you have to qualify every person involved by the color of their skin...does nothing but promote division and disdain for people that don't look like us. We are all brothers and sisters, let's avoid the race baiting next time please?— Marc Anderson (@marcatdel) March 29, 2019
We can see that he’s white. Why did you have to say so? Was there also a black man that assaulted you and you were merely using the adjective to distinguish them? Or have you been on @shaunking’s Twitter for to long?— TheWokestTakes (@wokest_the) March 28, 2019
What did you do to him?— ProducerLincoln (@LincolnProducer) March 28, 2019
Do much, much better, Delta.