Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FACT CHECK KANSAS CITY: SOCIAL JUSTICE INSPIRED 'BAN THE BOX' BACKFIRES!!!



The call for felony forgiveness has been widely popular over the past few years in Kansas City.

The move started in City Hall around 2013 and kept going from there . . .

An effort championed by Former Councilman John Sharp and current 3rd District Rep. Jermaine Reed: Kansas City job applications stop asking about criminal histories

KCK effort earlier this year: KCK becomes first city in Kansas to “Ban the Box”

Gov. Jay mandate about a month ago: Nixon orders Missouri agencies to 'ban the box' in state jobs

Tragically . . .

IN A TRAGIC BIT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR IRONY . . . THE SO-CALLED "BAN THE BOX" EFFORT ADVERSELY IMPACTS MINORITY WORKERS AND HELPS WHITE CONVICTS EARN JOBS WITHOUT SCREENING!!!

Take a peek:

KC Biz Journal: 'Ban the Box' may not be the engine for social good its backers had hoped

Money line . . .

"In the absence of a checkbox that would indicate a prior criminal conviction, prospective employers appear to have tried to determine which applicants fit a given racial background and then discriminated against those people more broadly. In contrast, white applicants who had a criminal record were actually helped by "Ban the Box" because prospective employers appear to have been less likely to assume those applicants had ever been convicted."

And so, the best intentions of local advocates have not only made life harder for minorities without a criminal record but also helped to make local workplaces less safe by increasing the numbers of white ex-cons working.

You decide . . .

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been saying this for years about the MSM policy to not identify the race of a suspect. The policy is used in the ire of political correctness, but in fact has the exact opposite effect. You hear "armed robbery in Jackson County" an no race mentioned - you automatically presume the perpetrator is black. This is the exact same concept.

Anonymous said...

This kind of unintended consequence is always likely to happen when, instead of thoughtfully gathering information and spending some time thinking through issues, politicos, "activists", and do-gooders make demands based more on grandstanding and tv face-time than offering serious solutions or ideas.
No surprises here, and certainly not given the two politicos identified.
Time for another hashtag, march, protest, and some more demands.
And speaking of clueless, how's Jolie's Crime Task Force doing?

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Have you ever noticed that EVERY idea liberals come up with always fail and have the opposite results. Why? Because they see something on paper that looks good and assume that's the way people will react

Anonymous said...

If the push is being spearheaded by a politician, then trust and believe it wasn't well thought out and almost 100% of the time adversely affects minorities and the poor. So, it's no surprise that Jermaine Reed and John Sharp would be rallying the troops for something they know damn certain that they did not vet. It's all about buzz words. Buzz words help push the smoke up your rump! You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Dial 911 tell them you were just shot. First question by 911 will be discription of shooter . Tell them it was someone from the human race !

Bob said...

I am all for giving ex-cons a second chance, but "ban the box" is not the answer. If activists really want to help, they would lobby to immunize employers from liability when it hires an ex-con who hurts somebody at work. Of course, that would reduce the ability of trial lawyers to contribute to the Democratic Party, so it will not happen. Contributions first, social justice later.

Anonymous said...

Bring back the box!

Anonymous said...

Naah, if you say "human race" they'll think the suspect is white which, of course, would not be correct, since negroes aren't human beings but more of a gorilla subspecies.

The problem is primarily cultural — self-destructive behaviors and attitudes all too common among the negro underclass. The problem is negro criminal behavior, which is one manifestation of a negro pathology that ultimately stems from the breakdown of the negro family (or tribe, if you will).

Liberals want to talk about what others should do for this subspecies instead of what negroes should do for themselves. How can you even begin to fix something that almost no one wants to talk about honestly?

And honestly, if they're negroes, they have a criminal background. It's the correct assumption 100% of the time.

Anonymous said...

Now I am going to have my black ass to the shit out hole Diebels on the Plaza and apply for a job ! See your cracker crumbs ass there , bitches !

Anonymous said...

Let's ban the sex offender box might as well . Let's ban all the laws against criminal activity!

Anonymous said...

Perfect libtard logic. Make every fucking thing possible a felony crime and then spend the next decade making a felony conviction mean absolutely nothing. What is in these cocksucker's genes that has any of this mamsy-pamsy bullshit making sense?

Why not save trillions and just do away with felonies altogether? We could just sit on our front porches and pick off the thugs and the survivors can get a job and pay taxes.

Anonymous said...

im a white felon and i never had to check no stinking box.i went out and learned a trade ad now make a comfortable living..so booo hooo hoooo!!
im so goddamn tired of hearing it ! better yourselves .go to school ,learn a trade .make some decent money for yourself and stfu if you aren't willing or able to do this and work hard!! ya gots nothin comen to ya,fuck heads