Category: BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT

Domestic Violence is Trapping Women in More Than Just Bad Relationships

Stephanie Land

May 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Originally published on SheKnows. There are moments in my life that I can return to easily. I don’t have to close my eyes or envision the surroundings or what it smelled like. It might be a moment I can sit in effortlessly because that was what I was doing — sitting on an old love […]

Black Lives Matter Movement and Opportunities Deprived Go Hand In Hand

Fred McKissack Jr.

March 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Originally published on Equal Voice.  What does it say about the value of Black lives when too many of those lives are in crumbling schools, drinking poisoned water, finding themselves chronically unemployed, or wasting away in prison? The Black Lives Matter movement may have been born out of police shootings, but what happened on the […]

Formerly Incarcerated Leaders React to the Introduction of Ban the Box Legislation

Olivia Chow

September 10, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones welcomed today’s introduction of the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2015 by Sens. Cory Booker and Ron Johnson, and Reps. Elijah Cummings and Darrell Issa as a sign of actual intent to solve the issue of employment discrimination for more than 70 million people with […]

Three-Strikes and You’re In: The Unconstitutionality of the Three-Strikes Law

Angela Zhao

July 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm

The Supreme Court has been cranking out hit after hit of rulings that show signs of our progress as a nation that views Americans as human beings: as ones who get sick, through upholding part of the Affordable Care Act, and as ones who love who they love, through legalizing same-sex marriage. However, the Three-Strikes […]

Ban the Box

Tamika Middleton

October 23, 2014 at 10:14 am

This post was originally published on Creative Loafing Atlanta. Asking former prisons about past conviction history on job applications is a barrier to re-entry Every week, men and women who have served time in prison and paid their debt to society apply for jobs. Many of them, regardless of the need for their skills, are […]

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