“As a black man, I simply don’t believe this is real. The word ‘none’ has totally different handwriting from the word ‘Ni**er.’ There’s lots of stories lately of people making false accusations of racism or discrimination for attention. I think you should just admit you did this yourself because you were mad he didn’t tip you… This poor man is innocent and I think you are racist against white people.’
Regarding the pair who wrote the offensive words on the receipt’s tip line, Jenkins described them as an odd pair who did not exchange niceties with her. She says the couple behaved gruffly and appeared to be in a hurry wanting their food to-go.
“When I went back to the table, they had gone and left the receipt and had written the comments,” Jenkins told the Daily Mail.
After scrutinizing the shocking tip line, Jenkins took the piece of paper to her manager who was sympathetic, assuring her she did nothing wrong and told her she was undeserving of the blatant show of racism.
As to why Jenkins posted the receipt on her Facebook page, she told the Daily Mail, “It’s all very surprising to me. When I posted it I thought it might get a few ‘likes’ from friends and family. People praying for me, that kind of thing. I didn’t think it would escalate this quickly. I am just a 19-year-old nursing student.”
Meanwhile, the corporate office that oversees the location where Jenkins works has suspended her with full pay pending further investigation of the matter.