1619 Project Founder Nikole Hannah-Jones confused millions of users on Twitter this week when she declared “tipping” people is a “legacy of slavery.”
“I didn’t say Americans invented tipping, or at least that’s not what I meant to imply. I meant the widespread practice of paying people less and expecting them to earn income from tipping instead as opposed to extra money on top of wages is a legacy of slavery,” posted Jones on Twitter.
“If tipping by is mandatory just charge more for the meal and pay the workers a higher wage. But don’t tell me something optional is mandatory regardless of my treatment because no,” she added.