Aboriginal Man Respond's To Racism With A Neighborly Pot Of Tea

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Isabella Ohlmeyer
A man was dining at a café in Australia when he overheard women talking badly about Aboriginal people, and he left them an epic note.

Judgmental people need to be careful what they say in public, because they never know who just might be listening.

Jarred Wall was dining with his significant other and his children for lunch at the Zephyr Café at East Fremantle in Australia last month.

Wall, who is Aboriginal, heard two women next to him saying rude remarks about Aboriginal or Australian indigenous people, Fusion reports.

“When a conversation starts out at ‘I’m not a racist, but this is how they got into power, because of the color of his skin’ is not the most positive conversation you’re hearing. It spiraled from there in terms of lots of talk about Aboriginal people and what we do and generalizing things,” Wall said to The West Australian.

Wall was surprised to hear such a judgmental conversation by two elderly women in a public place.

“You come out to places and you don’t expect to really hear those kinds of conversations going on. It’s not that I was eavesdropping or anything like that, it’s more that what I heard was there, it was there for everyone to hear,” he said.

Instead of confronting the women face-to-face, Wall purchased them a pot of tea and on the receipt he wrote, “Enjoy the tea! Compliments of the 2 aboriginals sitting next to you on table 26 J.”

Wall explained his decision to purchase the tea and leave a note saying, “If I had gone over there and blasted them and said whatever there is to say, I don’t think that would’ve had much of an impact, it probably would have solidified their views. I didn’t want to just sit there and say nothing—that’s how nothing changes.”

The 31-year-old posted a photo of the receipt on Facebook and it quickly went viral, gaining 25,000 likes and over 1,000 shares.

This family man’s witty decision to shame these two rude women is priceless, and hopefully, it will lead to them thinking twice before criticizing others in public. 

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