The lessons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work are countless. Today, the most compelling lesson for us might be of how Dr. King and thousands of organizers and marchers sacrificed and what this means for us as people of faith in a broken world.
One small box on an employment application can all but eliminate opportunities for men and women seeking gainful employment after serving out criminal sentences. That box is the space on an employment application that asks if the applicant has been convicted of a crime or incarcerated.