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FRANKLIN, Tennessee (WSMV) – A Tennessee waitress who received a racial slur instead of a tip said she considers the whole thing a blessing.
A few weeks ago, when someone wrote the N-word on a ticket at her table, she went public to press the issue.
“I’m thankful for the people around me who told me to take a stand and attempt to make a difference,” she said.
Her decision brought criticism.
Some suspected she faked it, especially when the customer – through his attorney – denied writing the slur.
When the story went viral, a man in California took action and posted the details on the website YouCaring.com.
People donated to the fund called “Tips for Toni.”
And late last week, Jenkins received a check for more than $10,000.