EEOC's claim that background checks are racist must also apply to guns

Lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against BMW and Dollar General claim that conducting criminal background checks on applicants and employees is racist, Emily Miller reported last Tuesday in The Washington Times.

“Businesses are fighting the charge that not wanting ex-cons on the payroll is illegal discrimination,” Miller writes. “The agency claims that the companies disproportionately screened out black Americans when they fired or did not hire those with criminal records.”

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