Repeating for those needing or those new here: Ban-the-box is nothing more than political predication for what its advocates know is their end game: Mandated affirmative action for (“black”) felons.
Read very closely, and the end game was almost publicly revealed here. And I mean in a way that should be clear even to those who already hasn’t figured out what I have. It’s obvious even to those people that an ulterior agenda is afoot.
A few loose ends from this article: The reason employers don’t treat a GED the same as a regular high school diploma, or assume that someone who has a GED has been incarcerated, is because a high percentage of GEDs are earned in jails and prisons. Even if that wasn’t the case, HR pros interpret a GED rather than a regular HS diploma as a clue that the person was likely lazy and slothful as an adolescent and may well continue to be that way. Also, this business about anonymizing the names of applicants is also another non-starter; even if it happens, it, like BtB, won’t result in many more Shitavious Smiths landing jobs. The reason Shitavious is unemployed is because he is unemployable, and the reason he is unemployable isn’t because his name is Shitavious, it’s because he gets half of his DNA from a woman who thought it was a good idea to name her newborn son Shitavious and the other half of his DNA from a man who thought it was a good idea to sleep with such a woman. Changing Shitavious Smith’s name on the resume to Aloysius Cameron doesn’t change the reality that he is Shitavious Smith. It’s all a run-up to forcing firms to hire Shitavious Smith into unimportant do-nothing sinecures.