Louis company blames hacker after jobseeker told name is ‘ghetto’

Angelo Anderson
August 16, 2018

"Unfortunately we do not consider candidates that have suggestive 'ghetto" names, ' said the email.

Hermeisha Robinson said, "Just the fact that when I read the email I was just appalled".

Several women are claiming they were discriminated against after receiving an email informing them they weren't qualified to work at a Missouri company because they had "ghetto" names. "Regards", the email signed off. "I would like for everyone to share this post because discrimination has to stop!"

"They discriminated against me because of my name which they considered it to be 'ghetto" for their company!

Robinson was reportedly one of almost 20 applicants who received the email. On Tuesday, Dorneshia Zachery, who is also Black, told local CBS affiliate KMOV 4 that she received the same email from Mantality Health, telling her that her name was "ghetto" and that they don't consider candidates with such names.

Zachery said, "The company looked at my name and said we don't care about what you've done in life". She added that because of the incident, she second-guessed her name, trying to figure out if it indeed sounded "ghetto".

"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", wrote Hermeisha Robinson on a post she shared via Facebook last Monday, Aug. 13.

"2018 and times STILL haven't changed", Fields wrote in her post.

Meuret believes that the hacker sent twenty racist rejection emails before the company became aware of the situation and shut down the Indeed.com account. Its system was not compromised, Gamache said, but its Indeed account was, which is the service the women had used to apply to the position.


Kevin Meuret, the owner of Mantality believes a former employee hacked the system and generated the emails from a remote website.

The email was sent from an account belonging to a Mantality employee named Jordan Kimler, who has since deleted her social media and LinkedIn presences.

Meuret said they have filed reports with the police and would pursue it on a federal level if necessary.

A similar explanation appears in a screenshot posted to different Facebook thread from someone resharing Robinson's post.

Robinson's post has since garnered more than 5,000 reactions and 10,000 shares on Facebook as of Wednesday afternoon.

"What I don't understand is why would I publicly humiliate myself?" About a name that I was given?...

In a post revealing the message, Hermeisha said she was "very upset" and her 'feelings are very hurt'.

"Dora and Dinishah put together is Dornisha, so my name has meaning to me".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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