Yesterday I mentioned that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission limits the use of criminal background checks in hiring. Here's a clarification from a law firm .

A thought: If private employers' use of criminal backgrounds has a racially disparate impact -- the EEOC's concern -- and this is to be reduced or eradicated, perhaps the focus should be on the entities that decide who gets a criminal record: law enforcement agencies, prosecutors' offices, and the legislatures and regulatory agencies that make the rules they enforce.

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