Just when you think racism is taking a turn for the better in our society, a 19 year old black american server at a Red Lobster restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee suffers racial humiliation and hatred akin to the KKK burning a cross in her front yard.
Toni Jenkins had just finished serving customers when she returned to the table to pick up their check receipt and assumably her 20% gratuity. Only the receipt had no gratuity at all. Instead, the "N" word was written in the space meant for the tip amount.
Disgusted, angry and hurt, she decided to post a picture of the racist receipt on her facebook page. It was viewed by many including a man named Matthew Henson who set up an online fundraiser called "Tips for Toni". So far the site has collected over $10,000 which we're sure the young server will find very useful.
Jenkins said she felt blessed and honored that so many people would come together on her behalf and that the lesson learned is don't lose faith in people.
As for the scumbag racist who stiffed her, we hope he or she learned a lesson too.
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