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February 11, 2016

Wage Slaves

How American tipping grew out of slavery -
“The original workers that were not paid anything by their employers were newly freed slaves,” she tells Quartz. “This whole concept of not paying them anything and letting them live on tips carried over from slavery.” Many Americans in post-slavery America initially resisted tipping, a custom that originated with European aristocrats. To tip was patronizing, Jayaraman writes in her book; it was seen as “despicable, undemocratic and wholly un-American.”

Posted by gvanderleun at February 11, 2016 9:11 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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That's what I tell the waitress unless she has big tits.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2016 10:47 AM

Yes, of course, another "...if not for the poor neglected negro..." story.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2016 12:06 PM

Consider the "tips" they receive now. Straight from money stolen from the tax payers. Just like the theft perpetrated by Congress.

Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2016 2:09 PM

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