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Old 01-26-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Although her Atlanta area restaurant is relatively young and most likely prone to new start-up headaches, one of the things that McGinnis never expected was the way that some of her African-American customers failed to leave behind a tip or gratuity. Almost right away McGinnis, a 38-year-old former social worker turned entrepreneur, noticed the difference between the tips she received from her African-American and white clientele.

Does race play a role in the way we tip?
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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Blacks rarely tip. Why? I don't know. It's just the facts.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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Blacks rarely tip. Why? I don't know. It's just the facts.
My wife complained of this as a waitress. Especially if a large family gets the buffet, even if they are demanding of her, they leave no tip. It could have just been the area in South Carolina we were living in at the time. <shrug>
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: uNDERwORLD
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maybe they're french.
the international travel industry says americans and japanese are good tippers and the french are bad ones.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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that's because in france they mandate a 15% gratuity on your restaurant bill


I don't think it has as much to do with their race as it does their socio-economic status.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Wasn't there a class action lawsuit against the Denny's chain, because wait staff didn't want to serve the black customers for fear of being stiffed?
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Wasn't there a class action lawsuit against the Denny's chain, because wait staff didn't want to serve the black customers for fear of being stiffed?
There have been a few lawsuits.

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Old 01-26-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Are we talking as a tipper or the tippee ?
Actually, I don't care who waits the tables. If they're friendly and do the job, I give decent tips.

I've never had to wait on tables, but if I did..... hmm.. I'd try to do my best but my hands aren't the steadiest
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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Although different from the reported story, I almost always tip unless I receive horrible service (sometimes I wanted to walk out)... I give about 15% tip but have been known to tip quite generously if the service was awesome (which rarely ever happens)... its weird that the wait staff demand tip, I have been to places and left a tip and they were surprised (I suppose that they thought we (by our skin color) wouldn't tip)... I wouldn't blame them, most people I know of my skin color don't tip or tip poorly... I did used to work as a pizza deliverer and the tips were just plain HORRIBLE (you people know who you are)... they give like $1 regardless of whether they were white or black... the wealthy middle-class neighborhoods gave $2... I delivered maybe 5-6 pizzas a night and didn't get paid much at all and even less so on tips... I even got COINS for tips several times, talk about cheap... with that, I should of said pickup your own dang pizza...
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Although her Atlanta area restaurant is relatively young and most likely prone to new start-up headaches, one of the things that McGinnis never expected was the way that some of her African-American customers failed to leave behind a tip or gratuity. Almost right away McGinnis, a 38-year-old former social worker turned entrepreneur, noticed the difference between the tips she received from her African-American and white clientele.

Does race play a role in the way we tip?
You're dang right it makes a difference! I once had a part time job driving a cab. Blacks never...and I mean NEVER tipped me!

Hispanics were bar none THE BEST tippers
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