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It has. But in America it was used to underplay blacks (short version). This article goes into a bit more detail.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/17/william-b...

There’s another provision in the legislation—eliminating the subminimum tipped wage—that corrects a wrong that goes much further back than the previous federal minimum wage increase.

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Tipping originated in feudal Europe and was imported back to the United States by American travelers eager to seem sophisticated. The practice spread throughout the country after the Civil War as U.S. employers, largely in the hospitality sector, looked for ways to avoid paying formerly enslaved workers.


Tipping pretty much doesn't exist in Europe, even though that's where it originated. They are paid a decent wage, they have healthcare and pensions, so they don't need it. It's common to "keep the change", but that's about it. Yes, in the US everything seems to come back to racism and slavery. Perhaps because that was a big part of our history, and we are still dealing with the legacies from that.
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