Ban The Box

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  1. AveryJarhman
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    After listening to a ThisAmericanLife podcast interview with Cornealious Michael "Mike" Anderson III's and his wife, learning how he transformed himself from a angry, disturbed young person into an average, peaceful, working family man, I believe most people who crossed the line and acquire criminal records should be given the opportunity to prove they've matured and earnestly want to be responsible.

    However, banning the box is only a band-aid that does not address the more serious social issue for learning why some people become depressed, angry, frustrated, mildly or significantly emotionally disturbed people who often violently or non-violently harm their/our peaceful neighbors?

    In my opinion the serious social issue glaring us all in the face is America's expanding and shameful **National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Poverty**, that for more than two generations has deprived untold numbers of American kids from experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood with *Safe Streets* to travel and play on.

    **Child Abuse and Neglect** that is primarily responsible for populating our prisons with depressed, angry, frustrated, undisciplined, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults full of resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of hardships and struggles.

    **Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect** that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal **(NY Times May 18, 2015 - Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)** children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people...instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, *PATIENCE* and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult with mostly fond memories of their childhood.

    A thought.

    During the early to mid 80s young Brooklyn, NY rap performers were selling their CDs from car trunks, sharing rap performances with their fans that referred to females as less than human *itches and *hores unworthy of respect.

    Less than a decade earlier virtually all American music artists of African descent were writing beautiful, timeless music adoring, admiring, praising, wooing, lamenting, loving and respecting the maternal half of our population.

    Today many mega-popular rap performers continue characterizing our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters, aunts and nieces as less than human creatures unworthy of respect. :sad:

    When & Why Did Our Moms Become Less Than Human?

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    Black *(Children's)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator's Frustrations
     
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    Nobody should be force to hire people without full information. That is just fascist bullshit. I admit people can change, but they should just have to accept that responsibility that comes with their bad choices.
    If it was my business, and I had a problem with people that have raped someone, killed someone etc that is MY business. Pun intended.
     
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    did you set out to show that you don't understand 'ban the box' or was it an accidental exposure of ignorance?
     
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    I understand what it is. It bans the criminal section of an application. So, in theory, the employers wold go by qualifications first.
     
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    I'm not sure where you get your ideas about Fascism.......

    In both Germany and Italy during the height of their ill fated Fascist states, you had to legally be a member of those parties to get hired.

    If you would have called it "liberal bullshit" I wouldn't have even responded
     
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    so then you know that under no circumstances is anyone required or forced to hire someone without full information

    so why did you say "Nobody should be force to hire people without full information. That is just fascist bullshit." as if it were somehow relevant?
     
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    Well... its not "liberal" bullshit.. It fascist bullshit. The government regulating every damn thing
     
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    The guy has obviously read too few history books, and one too many Jonah Goldberg books
     
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    What about application processes that only have one stage?
     
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    There could be a pathway to weed out the truly reformed. I've yet to hear of it.
     

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