“Could Fighting Ex-Con Discrimination be a Conservative Cause?” – An Article in “New Republic”

“We’ve read a lot the past few years about how disproportionately African-Americans have been hit by the recession and weak recovery – the unemployment rate for blacks is still around 13 percent, far above the national average. Well, today comes a disclosure affirming what some have been arguing for some time is a big driver of blacks’ employment woes: the growing use of criminal background checks by employers to screen job applicants.”  Excerpt from the article in New Republic “Could Fighting Ex-Con Discrimination be a Conservative Cause?”  Read the entire article here.