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Two Qualified Black Women Couldn’t Get Hired — Told Their Names Were “Ghetto”

I have two daughters, and both names are Ashanti and Amari. Let them come home with this BS.

I feel sorry for these two young women. This shouldn’t be tolerated on any level, and hopefully, this is dealt with promptly. I have been to some message boards to see if this was legit and while many say this was a fake news story, it is real.

Source: Ebony

A St. Louis woman on the job hunt recently screenshot her response from a potential employer who deemed her name too “ghetto” for hire.

Hermeisha Robinson posted the image of the email she received from an employee with Mantality Health to her Facebook account on Monday. After applying for a customer service representative position, she was “hurt”’ to read the company’s reply.

“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,’” Robinson wrote in the post.

Another Black woman, Dorneshia Zachery, received the same rejection letter from Mantality Health, according to KMOV.

I am in utter disbelief a company would share this type of response. I’m sorry you had to go through this Hermeisha.

I hope you find a company that appreciates you and your skillset vs. one that will foolishly weed you out because of your name.

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