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Midnight Basketball: A Popular Distraction to Real Problems

Midnight Basketball: A Popular Distraction to Real Problems

Midnight Basketball was a popular program to get young men from high crime areas off the streets and into gyms. But did the program live up to its promise?  Author and sociologist Douglas Hartmann describes the underside of Midnight Basketball and what it says about race, criminal justice, and how it became a form of policing and containment for young African American men.

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