Do you know about the “Ban the Box” movement?
It’s a growing campaign against the way people’s conviction histories are being used against them on job applications.
So what’s the big deal about asking if a potential employee has been arrested or convicted of a crime?
Find out from formerly incarcerated activist Manuel La Fontaine of All of Us or None, who talks to AJ+’s Dena Takruri about why he’s part of the Ban the Box movement.
Find out what the movement’s actually asking for, how they answer their critics, and why you should care about how this issue affects the 70 million people in the US who have an arrest or conviction record.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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