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Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They'Ve Been Convicted of a Crime
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, law, crime, americans, activists, lowering the residivism of ex-cons, employment, discrimination, background checks, fairness, fairness, society, news, freedoms, politics )

Cal
- 97 days ago - csmonitor.com
More than 60 counties, cities, and states - and some corporations - are reducing discrimination against former offenders by 'banning the box' from job applications.
As Court Fees Rise, The Poor Are Paying The Price
Society & Culture  (tags: law and order, fairness, inequality, justice for some, politics, rights, law, government, freedoms, dishonesty, americans, society, ethics, crime, culture, government )

Cal
- 164 days ago - npr.org
A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. It's a practice that causes the poor to face harsher treatment than others who commit identical cr
Study Shows Voters With Disabilities Face Access Barriers
Society & Culture  (tags: disabilities, fairness, americans, culture, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, interesting, news, society, sadness, rights, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 811 days ago - usatoday.com
Voter turnout for people with disabilities is 11 percentage points lower than non-disabled, a number that "doesn't appear to be shrinking significantly," said Lisa Schur of Rutgers University, co-author of the study in Social Science Quarterly
Volunteers of America
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, education, ethics, fairness, freedoms, government, news, police, politics, rights, society, teachers unions )

Kit
- 1349 days ago - truth-out.org
There were many voices this last month that raised the cry, "We are all Egyptians!" Well, today I am from Wisconsin, and I am damned proud to say so.
US Sen. Barrasso Seeks Tribal Input on Settlement
Society & Culture  (tags: settlement, Native Americans, government, fairness )

Lone
- 1647 days ago - businessweek.com
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., says he's seeking feedback from tribal leaders throughout the country on a proposed $3.4 billion
   

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