Thursday, September 18, 2008

Exposed: The Park at Fourteenth Discriminates

Fabulously Submitted by
Miss Aminata

They discriminate against dark-skinned women!!!

So clearly I'm in the process of seeking alternate employment (I simply can't fade the nonsense of my current job any longer), and I'm interested in obtaining a hostess position. I was on Craigslist searching for jobs, and I came across an ad for open positions at The Park (920 14th Street NW). A good friend of mine, who is also a well-known promoter in DC told me a while ago that The Park, and Love (1350 Okie Street NW) for that matter, prefers to hire lighter-complected women "with long hair".

Now, I'd like to think that I'm quite attractive and then thanks to Outre I've got the "long hair" thing under control.

I then called the promoter friend and asked if he'd put in a good word. His immediate response was, "Sure...but, you've already got one thing working against're not light-skinned".

And behold, literally two hours after I handed in my application, which accompanies a Polaroid that is taken [during the interview process], I received the generic "you didn't make the cut" rejection employment email.

For a second my self-esteem was in limbo, and then I quickly gathered myself...why?? Brown-skinned girls will ALWAYS rule!! :)

All of this to say, I'm never patronizing at either of those spots for as long as live...with the exception of this Friday (a friend is having a birthday celebration there *sigh*). I'm also in the process of putting other brown girls up to applying for any positions there.

The state of being shocked and appalled is an understatement at this point.

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