Monday, September 12, 2016
A self-inflating stunt by a white black man
Aborigines are black. Does the guy below look black to you? He is a white man but under Australia's crazy rules he is allowed to call himself Aboriginal or indigenous if he has any trace of Aboriginal ancestry that he knows about.
So he did something no black Aborigine would do. Aborigines are quiet, shy, camplaisant people most of the time. Publically insulting two old ladies over their private conversation would not remotely be on their agenda. But this guy did it -- enabling him to portray himself as a battler against racism -- and he got the applause that often flows from that.
But, as I see it, the whole thing was just an ego boost for himself. He is basically one of that sad band of insecure people who create so much nuisance: An attention seeker. He or someone with him deliberately photographed and circulated the docket given to the ladies. How is that NOT publicity hunger?
And we have no assurance that the ladies were in any way racist. The only quotation from them given is the word "assimilation". But assimilation into white society does occur and is usually beneficial.
Respect for his intellectual acuity is not aided by his use of English. He says that the conversation he criticized was "less than distasteful ". So it was tasteful? Very confused
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.”
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!”
Mr Wall and his friend were having lunch when they overheard two ladies making racist remarks.
Mr Wall and his friend were having lunch when they overheard two ladies making racist remarks.Source:Facebook
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.”