In February, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd selected just one word to respond to news that Mr Trujillo was leaving Telstra and Australia: Adios.
"I think by definition [it was racism] - there were even columnists who wrote stories that said it was. But my point is that does exist and it's got to change because the world is full of a lot of people and most economies have to take advantage - including Australia - of a diverse set of people.
If there is a belief that only a certain people are acceptable versus others, that is a sad state."
- Sol Trujillo
By definition it was racism? Really? I think that Mr Trujillo needs some education here. Racism as defined by the OED is either:
1. prejudice based on the grounds of race
2. antagonism towards people of other races
For Mr Trujillo's claim to be upheld, then criticism of him must be on the grounds of race, surely? This however isn't the case. Why would a so-called racist society appoint someone to a highly paid position at one of the biggest profitable companies in the first place, if it was racist?
One of my favourite quotes on this subject was that of that great statesman Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
Take note of that Mr Trujillo. How exactly have you been judged? Think about this objectively.
When you took over Telstra, its share price was $5.68, as at today it's still not recovered and sits at a paltry $3.08. People who have invested their money have seen half of its value wiped off the deck under your fine management. This isn't just play money either, it's real people's wealth that has been destroyed.
Think about the 10,143 people who's full time jobs have been cut since his arrival. Are they likely to cast a favourable review over you? What happens to those people who've had their livelihoods kicked out from under them?
Last year CEPU spokesman Burt Blackburne said that Mr Trujillo would be remembered for short changing workers while accepting a massive salary.
"He's done very well out of the company. He's a person whose current wage increase is something like $13.4 million, a 14 per cent increase over last year, while the workers in Telstra who've made all the profits suffer pay cuts and other sort of difficulties within the company."
Even I myself who have been scathing of him never actually critisied you Mr Trujillo on the grounds of race:
As an economist you should have seen this, it's because you are a farty trumped-up little smeghead who's more concerned with worshiping the great god Dollar than using common-sense that you haven't got.
Invective? Yes. Blunt? Yes. Racist? That might be a little difficult to prove.
Is it actually racism? Or is this merely some piece of invective concocted in your head? I think that you'll find that you haven't been judged on the grounds of your race at all but precisely by the content of your character, and it has found to be very much lacking. A parting shot like this after you've walked away with just over $33m further proves this case.
The criticism Mr Trujillo is not based on your race at all but you personally.