“I support banning the box on all college applications including that of New York University.  Equal access to education is a fundamental human right and is one of the most essential tools that one can use to advance in today’s society, as an employee, taxpayer, involved citizen.  Education improves one’s life chances, reduces reoffending, and advances public safety.  The value of equal access to education far outweighs any sham argument that criminal history screening promotes campus safety. Criminal history screening is just one in a long list of historic hurdles created to make equal access to education more unattainable for students of color.”