'Insecure' Star Amanda Seales It's True ... Tipping Has Racist Roots

5/20/2018 6:59 AM PDT

'Insecure' Star Amanda Seales Explains How Tipping Has Roots in Slavery


Amanda Seales told our photog why she re-tweeted a post explaining that tipping has racist roots.

We got the "Insecure" star Saturday night at Hollywood Improv, where she took us back to the days of reconstruction, where tipping became a substitute for paying black people for their work.

There's a trend to do away with tipping and pay service providers such as waiters a decent salary, but the prevailing practice is still paying close to minimum wage and with tips on the back end.