The young man wanted to pay attention to the problem of racism, but lost his job.
20-year-old Khalil Cavil, who worked as a waiter at Saltgrass Steak House in Odessa, Texas, published in Facebook a photo of a check for $ 108 with a note: “We do not tip the terrorist” [now this post is removed]. The young man wrote that he allegedly received this message from one of the visitors. At the same time, Kavil painted the name and bank details of the guest.
I want people to understand that this is racism, and this hatred still exists. Although this is nothing new, it’s something that will test your faith.
At that moment I did not know what to think and what to say, it disgusted me. All day I had to remind myself that Jesus died for these people too. I decided that it would give me the inspiration and the power to change the world in the only way I know.
After the publication of the post, the Saltgrass management prohibited the client whose name was indicated on the check to visit the institution. And Kavila began to receive money from not indifferent users who wanted to support him.
But a few days later in an interview with the publication of the Odessa American waiter admitted that he himself wrote a racist note, and also apologized to the reporter for lying.
I wrote this. I have no explanation. I made a mistake. There is no excuse for what I did.
In Saltgrass Steak House released a press release, also revealing the deception of the waiter.
After further investigation, we learned that our employee had fabricated the whole story. We turned to the injured visitor and invited him to our restaurant to have dinner at our expense. Racism in any form is intolerable, and we will always act quickly if it happens in any of our institutions. And the falsity and accusations of someone in racism give rise to anxiety.
Kavil admitted that he hopes that his post will spur the conversation “about this hatred that is still going on, which is still here and spread.” The waiter said that many on Facebook offered him money so that he could attend college in Dallas and at the same time work. Donations were about a thousand dollars, but most of the money he will return.
Despite its name, Cavil is not a Muslim and has no family ties with the Middle East. He stressed that his father named him in honor of an army friend.
According to the management of Saltgrass Steak House, Kavil no longer works in the restaurant, refusing to tell how they learned about the falsification of history.