By Sara C Nelson, TheHuffingtonPost.com

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Toni Christina Jenkins had just finished serving a couple at the Red Lobster restaurant in Tennessee on Saturday afternoon, when she discovered the slur. In the slip for the $45 dinner, one of the customers had written ‘none’ in the tip line, and the word ‘ni**er’ beneath it.

Jenkins, who is studying to be a nurse, posted the receipt on her Facebook account, along with the explanation: “This is what I got as a tip last night… so happy to live in the proud southern states…God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee.” (…)

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Toni Christina Jenkins

The 19-year-old added: “They were extremely rude, but I introduced myself to them and they didn’t respond. When I came to take their order they simply told me they wanted their food and to put everything in a to-go box.” Yet since the image went viral, some have suggested Jenkins added the insult herself because she was bitter she hadn’t received a tip. (…)

Jenkins confirmed on Facebook she is now being “harassed” about the validity of the receipt but thanked her supporters, calling on them to continue sharing the image, because: “the more you share the more awareness we create.”

 

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