Bread City Basketball


Clinton’s Midnight Basketball
August 27, 2007, 5:52 am
Filed under: Basketball, Bread City, Collage, Politics | Tags: , ,

We’ll put more police in public housing, crack down on illegal gun trafficking, and fill vacant apartments where criminals hide out. And we’ll provide more programs like midnight basketball leagues to help our young people say no to gangs and guns and drugs.

– President Bill Clinton, April 16, 1994

EPILOGUE: One of Bob Dole’s most-ran campaign ads in 1996 attacked Clinton’s inner-city midnight basketball program initiative, which cost (according to Dole) $76 million. The ads called the program, among other things, “a subtle and sickening appeal to racism.” The midnight basketball program was eventually scrapped.

midnight madness!

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Midnight basketball sounds like a really good idea. I’d show up to ball then.

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