A Missouri woman who applied for a customer service job with a health company was shocked when she received an email stating that her ‘ghetto’ name had made her lost the opportunity.
“Thank you for your interest in careers at Mantality Health,” the email read, according to Robinson’s post. “Unfortunately, we do not consider candidates that have suggestive ‘ghetto’ names. We wish the best in your career search.”
The woman, Hermeisha Robinson, made this known in a Facebook post on Monday, August 13, 2018 that she had been rejected from a position she believed she was “well qualified for” by a company because of her name.
“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 WELL QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION AS THEY SEEN ON MY RESUME! THEY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF MY NAME WHICH THEY CONSIDERED IT TO BE “ghetto” FOR THEIR COMPANY! 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!”
Robinson said her feelings are very hurt as a result of the mail. She further said the mail got her guessing and trying to figure if her name is really ghetto as she found the mail discriminating.
“They discriminated against me because of my name which they considered it to be ‘ghetto’ for their company!
“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,” she wrote.
While Robinson’s post has continued to get reactions, the owner of the company, reportedly believes a former employee is behind the email.
Mantality Health’s owner, Kevin Meuret told local media that company has since filed police reports to St. Louis County after it was found out that Robinson was one of nearly 20 applicants who received the email.