US We don't tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

23:20  09 january  2017
23:20  09 january  2017 Source:   BBC News

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Customers at a restaurant in Virginia left their black waitress a racist note instead of a tip , local media report. Kelly Carter says a couple at the diner in Ashburn had written on the receipt: "Great service don ' t tip black people ." But the waitress said she would gladly serve the pair again, adding "one hateful remark cannot stop me". Tipping is customary in the US , where restaurant servers often earn less than the minimum wage, with tips supposed to make up the difference in pay. Image copyright ABC.

Customers are requesting a Virginia waitress who was stiffed by a couple claiming they don ’ t tip black servers. “Great service don ’ t tip black people ,” read the handwritten note . Carter said the couple, who appeared to be in their 20s, didn’t behave differently than any other customer and gave no indication they were unhappy with her service, and she said the woman even complimented the food.

Customers at a restaurant in Virginia left their black waitress a racist note instead of a tip, local media report.

Kelly Carter says a couple at the diner in Ashburn had written on the receipt: "Great service don't tip black people."

But the waitress said she would gladly serve the pair again, adding "one hateful remark cannot stop me".

Tipping is customary in the US, where restaurant servers often earn less than the minimum wage, with tips supposed to make up the difference in pay.

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- A restaurant in Ashburn says a waitress received a racist note instead of a tip during her shift over the weekend. The incident happened Saturday morning at Anita's, a New Mexican style eatery with several locations in the northern Virginia area. The restaurant says a white couple had breakfast at the restaurant, signed the credit card slip for their bill - and wrote, 'great service don ’ t tip black people ,' in the space reserved for a tip .

18-year-old waitress Sadie Karina Elledge was born in America, but is of Honduran and Mexican descent. Article Continued Below. “ I ’ d happily do the jail time if I could get just one solid punch in to the face of the son of a b---- who paid for his meal at the luncheonette where my granddaughter works and left the receipt for her with a note saying , ‘Sorry, we only tip citizens.’” Elledge, who is white, said he’s particularly sensitive to slights directed at his multicultural family.

Ms Carter told local media that one of the diners had even complimented the breakfast she served them on Saturday.

She said she would recognise them if they returned to Anita's New Mexico Style Cafe.

"My arms are still opened to him," she said, offering to serve them again.

"That's him, not me," she said during her morning shift, adding that "he only hurt himself. He only makes me stronger."

The white couple, who appeared to be in their mid-20s, left after spending $30.52 (£25) on food.

Restaurant owner Tommy Tellez told local media_ "I was appalled, though it's kind of in line with the political landscape, unfortunately."

People have been dropping by the restaurant to give Ms Carter cash, Mr Tellez said, and a YouCaring campaign has raised over $300 (£245) for her.

Ms Carter says she hopes to see the couple again.

"Just me serving them will let them know they did not get the best of me. And I truly mean that."

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