Last week, to prove racism still exists, a waiter in Texas, Khalil Cavil, took to Facebook to share a credit card receipt on which a guest had allegedly written a disturbing message.
Cavil, who is of mixed black and white parentage, said that he was “sick to his stomach” when he saw the note. But when the story went viral, he also told interviewers he was filled with serenity and piety.
“I just think, what would Jesus do in this situation. I hope the people who left me that note find Jesus. I just hope that [they] can experience the love I’ve experienced from Jesus Christ.”
On his Facebook page, Cavil wrote,
“Jesus died for these people, too.”
Well, what would Jesus do? Would he lie, violating the Commandment forbidding it? Would Jesus orchestrate a nasty hoax and accuse innocent people, all to promote social justice?
Because that’s what this turned out to be: a total fraud.
In a written statement, the restaurant chain’s Chief Operating Officer, Terry Turney, said,
“After further investigation, we have learned that our employee fabricated the entire story. Racism of any form is intolerable, and we will always act swiftly should it occur in any of our establishments. Falsely accusing someone of racism is equaling [sic] disturbing.”
Cavil has gone mostly incommunicado. Media such as the Washington Post were unable to get a statement from him or from his mother (who has the somewhat unenviable last name Swindle). Cavil did talk to a local reporter of the Odessa American. He admitted he lied and promised to return all the money that well-wishers had sent him.
The whole story bears an uncanny resemblance to the hoax perpetrated by a gay New Jersey waitress named Dayna Morales, who in 2013 produced a receipt on which a customer had supposedly written “I’m sorry I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life.” Friends and strangers rallied around Morales until it emerged that she had completely fabricated the episode.
As I’ve written before, it is deeply pitiful when you’re reduced to staging a hate crime or a racist incident to score points for your tribe. Does it not occur to these dimwits that the very fact they’re inventing stories in order to prove how bad things are seems to be establishing the opposite?
Hate crimes occur, and they’re disgusting. Racism is real, and it’s indefensible. People like Cavil, Morales, Zachary Tennen, Jules Croiset, Carnita Matthews, Tawana Brawley, and many others, immensely hurt their causes.
Every time these pathetic hoaxers are unmasked, they play right into the hand of actual racists and racism deniers.
(Screenshot via YouTube)