Tipping is an antiquated practice that has it’s roots in racism. Businesses have used tipping as an excuse to pay works an extremely low minimum wage. When you first start working you are going into a system that has been in practice for quite a while. It’s easy to feel like that’s just the way things are. We don’t feel we can change anything. Quite often we don’t even realize things need to change. That changes once you know the history of a practice. Why did it start? Why is it continuing? What can be done to change it? Splinter News put out a good informational video explaining the basics. As far as what can be done to change it, well that’s simple. VOTE.