St. Louis Man Sent Bogus Rejections to Job Applicants With ‘Ghetto Names’

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Hermeisha Robinson, left, received a racist email claiming to be from Mantality Health (Courtesy of

In the summer of 2018, a Missouri business faced accusations that it sent rejection letters to applicants over their “ghetto names.” However, it turned out that a former employee was using the testosterone clinic’s profile, a hiring site, to send the racist emails. 

Christopher Crivolio, 47, pleaded guilty in federal court on July 30 to one count of identity theft for sending the unauthorized racist messages. Crivolio, a former employee of Mantality Health, maliciously used the name of a current employee to send job applicants rejection emails while citing their given name as too “ghetto.” 

“Thank you for your interest in careers at Mantality Health. Unfortunately we do not consider candidates that have suggestive ‘ghetto’ names. We wish the best in your career search,” Crivolio wrote in the emails, according to the…

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  • Lesley Anne

    I wish that this shocked me. Yet I am not surprised, which is shocking!
    I am a white Woman, but lucky. I grew up with my black sisters and brothers.
    Nobody in Europe quite understands how it is when I meet a black sister or brother in Europe.
    It’s only that, that gives me hope. I can’t be that ‘special ‘ …Racism is a twisted thing to teach.
    Without Black Music…I don’t know what life would be like!
    So, educating Americans is my hope! ❤️ #VoteBernie2020… I don’t know why Hillary Clinton kept
    boasting about her ‘pride’ about being a Goldwater-Girl! #WeMUST stop Poverty: It’s WHOLLY UNNECESSARY!

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