The New York Times' resident critical race theorist thinks tipping your waitress is a vestige of slavery and I am appalled to learn this so henceforth I will no longer be tipping the waitstaff!

Mar 23rd

Most of us are always looking for ways to chip away at the legacy of slavery in the United States, and thanks to one of the country's great critical race scholars, we've discovered what may be the final nail in slavery's coffin: An end to tipping!

New York Times reporter and creator of the 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones stirred up controversy on Twitter Monday when she claimed in a since-deleted tweet that 'tipping is a legacy of slavery,' sparking an argument with an historian she claims is 'obsessed' with her.

'Tipping is a legacy of slavery and if it's not optional then it shouldn't be a tip but simply included in the bill,' Nikole Hannah-Jones tweeted Monday. 'Have you ever stopped to think why we tip, like why tipping is a practice in the U.S. and almost nowhere else?'

Nikole Hannah-Jones deleted this tweet for some crazy reason, but thankfully the Internet is forever and ever:

This may be difficult for many of your less-woke friends to comprehend. But don't worry: Eventually everyone will catch on and stop the horrible racist practice of tipping.

In the meantime, the next time you're out for dinner and everyone's putting in for the tip, just be real casual about it:

Together we can end tipping and heal the United States' racist wounds!

P.S. Now check out our viral vid "How to speak Bidenese" 😁 👇

Keep up with our latest videos — Subscribe to our YouTube channel!


There are 61 comments on this article.

Ready to join the conversation? Start your free trial today.

Access comments and our fully-featured social platform, completely free of charge.

Sign up Now
App screenshot

You must signup or login to view or post comments on this article.