Author: Howard Henderson and Stephen G. Van Geem, opinion contributors

Rural white-majority geographies have a criminal justice problem, too

The nation just concluded observing Second Chance Month to raise awareness of the consequences of criminal convictions. One of the most significant ramifications of their criminal records is their inability to obtain employment. According to research from the Society for Human Research Management, 9 out of every 10 employers use background checks. Upon discovering prospective employees’ prior…