Fil-Am waitress receives racist message from young customer



Published December 22, 2016 3:45pm

A Filipina waitress in Virginia Beach was subjected to racist messages from a group of high school students, a report on WKTR said.

According to the report, Rachel Mau — described as “of Filipino descent” — received the messages “Build that wall, Trump Daddy” and “Nah” on the part of the receipt where customers are supposed to write in their tips.

The first phrase refers to US President-elect Donald Trump’s infamous promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico at the latter’s expense to keep illegal immigrants out of the country.

“I know they’re younger, but I feel like they shouldn’t treat people differently because of race,” Mau told WKTR.

Mau, who served the same students on December 9 without issue, received the receipts with the offensive statements on December 10. She said the messages “shocked” her, noting how young the students were

Persons of color in the US have been targets of racist remarks before and after Trump got elected to the White House, as evidenced by various online reports.

A Honduran-Mexican was given a receipt with the phrase “we only tip citizens” while a black server at a TGI Fridays received a note with racial and homophobic epithet with the hashtag “#PresidentTRUMP.”

There was also a report on a black couple who were disheartened when their receipt at an IHOP had the phrase “Black PPL” to describe them and another report on a group of men who saw “Mexican” instead of their names at a Sonic.

There was also a report regarding an attendant at a concert venue in Denver who saw a kid draw a swastika on a receipt they purposefully left with her.

Trump, a billionaire, has faced criticism from Filipino-American politicians, Republican US House Speaker Paul Ryan, American Muslims, and other groups for his anti-immigrant rhetoric before and after the November polls. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News