Rejected Hawaiian Tropic Worker Melody Morales May Have Future as a Showgirl
By Mariela Rosario | 01/30/2009 - 12:10

As reported yesterday, Melody Morales dreamed of becoming a "table concierge" at Hawaiian Tropic Zone but was refused employment by managers of the popular midtown Manhattan bikini bar who told her she was "too ghetto" and that she had a "Latin accent." Morales responded by suing the restaurant for discrimination and her story subsequently made international headlines.

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Melody Morales Denied a Job at Hawaiian Tropic Zone for Being "Too Ghetto"
By Mariela Rosario | 01/29/2009 - 15:15

Melody Morales' dream of someday working in a New York's Times Square Hawaiian Tropic Zone was cruelly shattered by a manager who supposedly refused to hire her because she "didn't talk white" and was "too ghetto."

So naturally, Ms. Morales sued, saying, "It was kind of like my dream to work at the Hawaiian Tropic Zone. It's the bikini, I guess." The horror of discrimination apparently knows no bounds.

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