Tahlea Auaclitia is the presenter of Pacific Mornings on ABC Radio Australia and in “My employer spelled my name wrong twice” takes an astonishing 1500 words to say:
I have a weird (Samoan) name, people can’t spell it, that’s racist
Auacritter details various instances of people failing to get the right spelling – Auasliitia – and her earnest efforts to correct them and extract apologies. It had all gotten too much for her and she demanded to see the manager:
I sent an email to my manager asking to write this piece
We don’t need every detail sweetheart.
The article is all very tedious and interspersed with the usual mind numbing jargon
- lived experience
- systemic [RACISM]
- expert (in RACISM)
- people of colour
- evidence-backed proactive response
- diversity action plan
Though she inexplicably misses “intersectional”. Anyone who uses terms like these is a zombie and can be safely ignored, unless it’s in the interests of humour…
To that end…. Auwhatshername breathlessly and with that young woman earnestness says it’s dangerous out there in Australia:
You don’t know where the next [RACIST] attack — verbal, physical or systemic — might come from, and lived experience means you know it has to do with the colour of your skin.
Perhaps she’d feel safer in Samoa. But no, she whines about the country that has given her a home and a job, and lectures its people.
Auaclackia elsewhere says:
a Pacific name is not just a surname. It’s your ancestors, your village, your people, your country. We wear our names with pride and they are not there to be made a mockery of – even as a joke with your co-worker
She has culture you see, you probably don’t so you don’t understand. And DO NOT mock me.
The real issue is that this know nothing windbagging little girl is getting paid for this drivel (per word it seems), and you the taxpayer are paying for yet more race mongering by the ABC.