I do not think it has anything to do with being greedy or cheap but just ignorant of modern culture. It was not terribly long ago blacks weren't even allowed into restaurants or establishments where they would be on the served end of the transaction. Even after Jim Crow was put aside, only local neighborhood places welcomed them. It has only been in recent years that blacks have ventured outside their comfort zones and frequented nice, upscale places. Their lack of tipping skills is just a result of a lack of knowledge of modern etiquette.Why does most black people tip very little or nothing at all . I'm a black person and even the people in my family don't tip . It makes me sick to my stomach when I go out with them and they try to tip 2 bucks on a $40 meal . That's why white people get good service , most of them understand how to tip . So the next time you go to a resturant and nobody wants to serve you , a taxi passes you by , the housekeeper at a hotel is short with you , it's because of you being selfish or your fellow black people being selfish . Oh yea when you go to the Doctors office or go visit your lawyer , just remember , that person might have been in the service industry and remembers that most black people are selfish pieces of sh.t They might have some prejudice based on when they where struggling thru school and your selfish butt came in got good service and left 2 bucks on a $100 bill .
My white family who have always lived in rural, small towns where only restaurants were diners or some local family-style places are now travelling more and coming to visit me and experiencing better dining establishments and their tipping skills embarrass the hell out of me. I just try to overlook it (and offer to pay the tip myself) and chalk it up to ignorance on thier part, through really no fault of their own. There seem to be a lot of other posters on this thread who are ignorant as well.