$10K raised for waitress after racial slur written on receipt

10/10/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Tennessee – A Red Lobster waitress received over $10,000 from fundraising efforts of online supporters who were outraged after she posted a photo of a racial slur written on the receipt returned to her by a customer. As reported by Good Morning America, 19-year-old Toni Christina Jenkins of Franklin, Tenn posted the picture last month purporting she was shocked that the customer had written the N-word on the “Total” line of the $44.53 bill. They had also written “none” on the “Tip” line.

Jenkins is quoted as stating of the incident, “I was just stunned that it happened…It’s not something that you think in our generation would actually take place, so I was just blown away by it.”

Matthew Hanson, founder of AddictingInfo.org, began an online fundraising after hearing of Jenkins’ story, which raised $10,749 in place of her non-receipt of a tip on the bill.

Hanson is quoted as stating of the effort, “It was about sending a message to racists that Americans aren’t going to tolerate that…We raised $10,000 within seventy-two hours. It was really amazing.”

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Tennessee Legal News

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