A Perth man’s clever response after overhearing a racist conversation in a café has gone viral on Facebook.

In a post that has been “liked” more than 9,000 times, Jarred Wall described how during lunch, he overheard two elderly women speaking about Aboriginal Australians. He suggested their conversation was “less than distasteful with words like assimilation thrown around willy nilly.”

Instead of confronting the pair in-person, Wall became the living embodiment of Michelle Obama’s now-iconic advice from the Democratic National Convention in July: “When they go low, we go high.” He bought the two women a nice pot of tea and included a short but effective message on the receipt: “Enjoy the tea! Compliments of the 2 aboriginals [sic] sitting next to you on table 26.” Read more…

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‘Enjoy the tea!’: Man confronts racist conversation with a nice pot of tea