By Nancy French, Patheos:
I’m a sucker for those “big tip” stories that show up on the internet every few months. As a former waitress (at the Huddle House, followed by a more upscale restaurant in Nashville), I know what it’s like to work on your feet all day for that added 20%.
On the day that Donald Trump took officer, a black waitress named Rosalynd Harris was working at “Busboys and Poets,” a Washington restaurant created “where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted…a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide…” The restaurant exists to “inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.”
So… not the Huddle House.
When three white Trump supporters — including a dentist named Jason White — and came in, they noticed the African art on the walls and instinctively took off their red “Make America Great Again” hats. Though they felt they stuck out at the restaurant, they were seated in Rosalynd’s section and chatted amiably. They told her they were from Texas, complimented her smile — White is a dentist — and had a good meal that cost around $72…
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