Category Archives: Employment

Best Buy’s Job Discrimination Revealed

​During the holiday season when big box stores rake in the profits as Santa’s middle man, Best Buy has climbed atop the Grinch’s mountain and potentially seizing the title from traditional villains Walmart and Target. It remains to be seen … Continue reading

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White People Beat Their Wife and Kids Too

Public figures occasionally provide us with an opportunity to engage in issues that touch us all. The NFL is the most watched television show in America, generating billions of dollars, heroic moments, and an entire subculture of interest. Now they … Continue reading

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The Myth of Prison Slave Labor Camps in the U.S.

  A Displaced and Discarded Labor Force, originally appearing in Counterpunch, by JAMES KILGORE   As Adam Gopkin reminds us, “mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today—perhaps the fundamental fact, as … Continue reading

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Rhode Island: 10th State to “Ban the Box” on Employment Applications

Your state can be next.  This is one man’s description of how we got the campaign off the ground. I met Linda Evans in 2007, in Oakland, and heard her presentation on an interesting issue that hit close to home: … Continue reading

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Dear Gov. Chafee: Sign Ban the Box!

Dear Governor Chafee, Yesterday, mere hours before the House passed “Ban the Box” (5507A) by a 62-3 vote, I spoke with a friend who had been told by a temp agency he is “toxic,” and they could never hire him. … Continue reading

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Do Colleges Encourage Racial and Class Superiority?

What’s wrong with the picture above?  Most won’t see it, even if they read the entire paper- which is why most people “just don’t get it.”  Where corporate media reinforces stereotypes and racial/class divisions, universities are supposed to be bastions … Continue reading

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Unprison 2011-2013 Index

Below you will find an index of the articles written over the past several years for Unprison.  Readers are encouraged, as issues arise in your area, to utilize the research, analysis, and opinions presented below.  Some of these have appeared elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Action Packed Hearing on Public Housing and Criminal Convictions

The public hearing held at Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), regarding criminal convictions, turned out to be three hours of praise, criticism, education, and a whole lot more from roughly 200 people.  For some, January 22nd was the first … Continue reading

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Testify: US Commission on Civil Rights Tackles Employment Discrimination

The federal government is not done developing the law around discrimination against people with criminal records, particularly as the Disparate Impact on people of Color has been rampant.  They are accepting testimony until January 21st.  Our friends at National Employment … Continue reading

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