Oxford Student Wants Stolen Land Back In Exchange For Tip
A black Oxford student was drunk off white tears recently when he refused to tip a waitress after dining at a cafe in South Africa. In a note he left for the waitress, the student said he wouldn’t be tipping isht until white folks give back the land they stole.
Hundreds of well-wishers have donated money to a waitress to cover the tip a black Oxford student refused to pay because she was white.
Ashleigh Schultz, 24, was reduced to tears when Ntokozo Qwabe – a leader of the campaign to remove a Cecil Rhodes statue at Oxford – and a friend wrote on their cafe bill: ‘We will give tip when you return the land.’
He bragged online that they had made her cry ‘typical white tears’, leaving him ‘unable to stop smiling because something so black and wonderful had happened’.
The incident last week at Obz Cafe in the Western Cape, South Africa, has ignited a backlash against Mr Qwabe, who was branded a racist bully.
Miss Schultz’s friends said she had already been feeling low as her mother has cancer. One said: ‘She has a very sick mother she cares for, and had to move flat recently and is worried about all of this. She did burst into tears because she is having a tough time at present.’ Online campaigns sprang up to ‘tip the waitress’ and last night they had pledges topping £2,000.
South African Mr Qwabe is a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, meaning he receives money from the Rhodes estate to study.
But he is also one of the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement, which wants the statue of the 19th-century imperialist removed from Oriel College.
In his incendiary Facebook post last Thursday, Mr Qwabe boasted he and his friend – a ‘radical non-binary trans black activist’ – had refused to pay the ‘white woman’ a tip, instead leaving the note.
Mr Qwabe wrote: ‘She sees the note and starts shaking. She leaves us and bursts into typical white tears.’ He said a male waiter then approached the table to ‘annoy us more with his own white tears telling us that he finds our act racist’.
He added: ‘It is irrelevant whether you personally have land/wealth or you don’t. Go to your fellow white people and mobilise for them to give us the land back.’