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A Middle Tennessee waitress who received a racial slur instead of a tip said she considers the whole thing a blessing.

Toni Jenkins wants to become a nurse and took a job at Red Lobster to save money. But when her story about that racial slur caught the attention of people around the world, she could never have imagined what would happen next.

“It’s been a roller coaster for me and my family,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins waitresses at a Red Lobster in Cool Springs. A few weeks ago, when someone wrote the N-word on a ticket at her table, she went public to press the issue.

“I’m thankful for the people around me who told me to take a stand and attempt to make a difference,” she said. Read more at Grio

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