Hermeisha Robinson, an African-American woman who recently applied for a job at a clinic in Chesterfield, Missouri says that the company emailed her saying she did not qualify because she had a “ghetto” name. However, the company, Mantality Health, claims that their system was hacked and they would never treat an applicant that way.
On Monday, Robinson posted on Facebook a screenshot of the email she received from an employee at Mantality Health in response for her job application at the company for a customer service representative position. The message says, “Unfortunately, we do not consider candidates that have suggestive ‘ghetto’ names.”
“My feelings are very hurt and they even got me second-guessing my name, trying to figure out if my name is really that ‘ghetto,’” she wrote on the post.
Another woman, Dorneshia Zachary, said she also received a similar email. She told KMOV, “The company looked at my name and said we don’t care about what you’ve done in life your name is going is going to dismiss you completely.”
Kevin Meuret, the company owner, says it was a case of system hacking and a former employee must have gained access to their email system. He added about 20 applicants received the same email from the hacker.
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Source: Black News