The Red Lobster Waitress Who Was Slammed By A Racial Slur Receives $10,000 In Donations

October 13, 2013  |  

Remember the 19-year-old waitress at a Tennessee Red Lobster who posted a picture to Facebook of a customer’s receipt with a racial slur written on it? Well, it seems her bad experience hit a nerve with a few folks. The waitress, Toni Jenkins, has received over $10,000 in donations since the incident, reports Opposing Views.

It was just last month that Jenkins used Facebook to post a picture of the receipt she was given by a customer, which had the words “none n****r” written in the tip line.  The photo went viral. According to Jenkins, the offending customers were cold to her from the beginning. But Jenkins was suspended without pay for a few days while the matter was being investigated.

“They were extremely rude,” said Jenkins, “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.”

Now, a man in California set up a YouCaring page called “Tips For Toni” that ended up taking in more than $10,000 in donations.

“Jenkins, a nursing student, says that she bought a car with the money and is grateful for the outpouring of support she’s received, despite the fact that the customer claims he never wrote that on the receipt and many wonder if she wrote it on the receipt herself,” reports Opposing Views.

For now Jenkins is back working at the same Red Lobster and continuing school, Jenkins says she thinks of the entire situation to be a “blessing.” Her case is still under investigation.

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