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 . . .