In a deleted Twitter post on Tuesday, 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones argued that tipping is a “legacy of slavery.”
The left-winger posted. “Tipping is a legacy of slavery and if it’s not optional then it shouldn’t be a tip but simply included in the bill. Have you ever stopped to think why we tip, like why tipping is a practice in the U.S. and almost nowhere else?”
Though the said Twitter post was already deleted, the 45-year-old Hannah-Jones still continued to argue with historian Phil Magness on the issue.
Reports said that Magness got a screenshot of the original tweet and posted, “Wait, what?” being confused to Hannah-Jones’ claim about slavery and tipping.
Wait, what? pic.twitter.com/ylpH1UigLe
— Phil Magness (@PhilWMagness) March 22, 2022
She then directed an ire message to Magness where she wrote:
“I know your obsession with my Twitter account is unrelenting because it’s the only time anyone pays attention to your tweets, but come on.”
“You can’t discredit me, you’re not converting anyone or revealing anything by going behind my block to stalk my Twitter for tweets you can post to invite scorn. This is about you hoping to bring attention you otherwise don’t get and fill some bitter hole you have. Sad. So sad.”
A Twitter user named BluePhoenixRise wrote:
“Tipping is optional. No one has to leave a tip or a decent tip for bad service. If the employee doesn’t make enough in tips the employer is required by law to pay the employee to meet minimum wages. The system is unfair and we need to get rid of tipping and pay a fair wage.”
According to the Fox News report, Hannah-Jones is the one who’s had difficulty with history, earlier this year she also falsely claimed the American Civil War started in 1865, even though it ended that year. She also added that Europe was “not” a continent.
WND columnist Jerry Newcombe also added that Hannah-Jones’ claimed America began not in 1776 but in 1619 with the arrival of slaves.
Newcombe explained, “We all make mistakes, but I can’t help but feel her historical error reveals her lack of a true grasp of our history. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but we’re not entitled to our own facts.”
And according to him the one who taught at Vanderbilt Law School and at Princeton was Carol M. Swain a prominent black scholar.
“She told me the 1619 Project presents a ‘revisionist history. [It postulates that] the country is racist to the core. Black people built the country. Racism defines who we are as a nation.’ Swain would remind us: ‘When slavery was introduced into America, we were British colonists.” He added.