By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama has spent an inordinate amount of time and political capitol advocating on behalf of GITMO terrorists, illegal aliens, and others living outside the law and in the shadows of American cities and towns.
This odd presidential penchant for outlaws may help to explain why The One is about to create (unilaterally) yet another class of “victims,” this time the underserved constituency of former prisoners, disproportionately black and Hispanic, whom are routinely subjected to the tyranny of ruthless employers, mostly white Republicans, with the temerity to require would be employees to disclose time served in jail or prison.
As reported at the reference:
“President Obama on Monday will announce a series of measures designed to reduce obstacles facing former prisoners reintegrating into society, including an executive order directing federal employers to delay asking questions about a job applicant’s criminal history until later in the application process.
Many states, cities and private employers have already taken steps to “ban the box,” which refers to the checkbox on employment applications asking if the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime. However, some federal employers and contractors still ask the question
Civil rights activists have urged Obama to propose the executive order, noting that such questions can limit the ability for people with a criminal record to gain employment and get their lives back on track after prison. Advocates argue that those formerly in prison should be allowed to prove their qualifications for a job instead of being eliminated early in the process due to their criminal background.
Obama will also announce other initiatives designed to improve rehabilitation and re-entry for former inmates, including education and housing grants, as well as partnerships between local municipalities and private companies that would provide jobs and training in technology.”
How utterly typical of clueless bleeding heart liberals to saddle federal employers with rules that exempt prospective employees (with criminal histories) from common sense transparency.
This jewel is but another outrage from the fellow who promised that his administration would be “the most transparent in history!”