Here’s a policy change I’m challenging all CEOs and Execs to make:
Stop asking about criminal history on your job applications.
When you do this in America, you are unjustly screening out thousands of black folks who could be amazing employees.
If this statement seems strange or unbelievable to you, I’d encourage you to read The New Jim Crow, which explains how black folks are unfairly arrested and falsely convicted of crimes, in massive numbers, which then locks them out of voting, job opportunities, housing and other basic human rights.
We don’t ask about criminal history at Treehouse on job applications and we’re a better company because of it.