This Story Shows It's More Important Than Ever To Fight Prejudice

A worrying situation, with a faint silver lining

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At the end of last week a Virginia waitress picked up this shocking bill after serving some customers.

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In case you couldn't make out the handwriting, it says "Great service, don't tip black people."

According to the Independent, Kelly Clark was visibly shocked.

Two regular customers spotted her and they were the ones to post the picture online, where it caught traction.

Although Clark was upset, she has remained stoic about the incident and has some pretty inspiring stuff to say about it.

She said,

My arms are still opened to them. [The customer] didn't hurt me. He only hurt himself. He only makes me stronger.

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After confirming that she would serve them again if they returned to her work, she explained,

Just me serving them will let them know they did not get the best of me. And I truly mean that.

Her boss, although appalled, supported her wish to serve them if the returned stating,

Two wrongs don't make a right.

He explained what Kelly was like by saying,

She has a following. Her philosophy for customer service is way beyond the norm, and we're really happy to have her.

It seemed other people agree, since donations have been made in person and online to Kelly Carter.

The YouCaring page set up had raised over $3,400 at the time of writing.

This story is the perfect example of why it's more important than ever to fight against prejudice.

Having said that, it also perfectly illustrates how hope and goodness can be found in even the ugliest situations, and that when they go low, we should go high.

Michelle Obama | ELLE UK JAN 2017
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