Company tells Black woman her name is too ‘ghetto’ to hire her

Company tells Black woman her name is too 'ghetto' to hire her
Photo: Facebook/Hermeisha Robinson

Most people realize by now that the “post-racial” society that was supposed to be magically ushered in during after the election of President Barack Obama a decade ago was a complete hoax. Many of the same societal norms that governed the nation before Obama continue to exist today, most particularly as it pertains to White supremacy.

Therefore, you know automatically that an ethnic-sounding name has a significantly lower chance of even getting a phone call for a job interview from your prototypical company, much less get hired.

Case in point is a young Black woman named Hermeisha Robinson who said her application for a customer service job was denied.

But what was shocking is how the company allegedly informed her in writing that she was not going to get the job: they told Robinson her name was “too ghetto” for their taste.

Devastated and outraged, Robinson used Facebook to put the company on full-furnace blast:

“I have a public service announcement I am very upset because today I received an email about this job that I applied for as a customer service representative at Mantality Health I Know Im [sic] well qualified for the position as they seem on my resume! They discriminated against me because of my name which they considered it to be ‘ghetto’ for their company!”

Robinson, completely crushed, continues:

“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’ I would like for everyone to share this post because discrimination has to stop!”

Meanwhile, Mantality Health claims they were hacked, the New York Post reports.

Kevin Meuret, the owner of the clinic that treats men with low testosterone, told the newspaper on Tuesday that someone from outside Missouri hacked into its email system, most likely a disgruntled former employee. Meuret said about 20 potential employees got emails from the hacker.

In fact, according to WBTV, a woman named Dorneisha Zachary said that when she received a similar email rejection letter, she “couldn’t believe her eyes.”

She said, “Honestly, right then and there, my eyes got a little teary.”

“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,” Zachary said.

Flip the page to check out the alleged company letterhead rejection letter to Robinson.

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