Aboriginal man's gentle rebuke to two elderly women

Perth man Jarred Wall, pictured with his fiancee, delivered the perfect response to racism. Photo / Facebook
Perth man Jarred Wall, pictured with his fiancee, delivered the perfect response to racism. Photo / Facebook

An indigenous man has come up with the perfect response to racism.

Perth man Jarred Wall was having lunch with a friend in Fremantle when he heard two elderly ladies talking about Aboriginal people.

"The conversation was less than distasteful with words like assimilation being thrown around willy nilly," he wrote in a Facebook post. "I could have unleashed a tirade of abuse but that wouldn't have helped."

Jarred Wall and his friend were having lunch when they overheard two ladies making racist remarks. Photo / Facebook
Jarred Wall and his friend were having lunch when they overheard two ladies making racist remarks. Photo / Facebook

Instead, he decided to buy them a pot of tea - leaving a handwritten note on the receipt that said: "Enjoy the tea! Compliments of the 2 Aboriginals sitting next to you on table 26."

"Maybe these ladies will be a little wiser and think before they speak," he wrote in the post, adding the hashtags #blacklivesmatter and #englishbreakfasttea.

"Hopefully there won't be a next time!"

The post was shared on Facebook, attracting more than 13,000 reactions, 1500 shares and 1200 comments, the overwhelming majority of which have been positive.

"Being kind often does help. It sometimes shames people into looking at their behaviour. It makes them feel guilty for being d*ckheads," one user wrote.

"If I was there I would have given you a standing ovation with lots of clapping and cheering," wrote another. "Hope the ladies have learned some serious lessons from this incident because in this time and age there is no room at all for these kind of remarks."

His mother, Trish Hill Wall, wrote: "I'm so proud my son that you rose above the hurtful rants of others. Kindness goes a long way, and you all walked away after with your heads held high."

There was a tiny oversight though, when Mr Wall realised he'd ordered a pot for one.

"Hopefully they filled their cup though," he wrote with a winking face emoji.

- news.com.au

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