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Barring Basketball in the Burbs

The Sound of Ideas
Friday, July 6, 2007 at 9:00 am
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No more dunking on basketball courts in Bedford, Euclid and Lakewood. The hoops have come down. Some praise the removal as an effort to curb bad behavior. Others call it racism. Basketball courts attract kids and young adults who have nothing to do. Games can turn into shoving and swearing matches. Suburbs are removing basketball hoops to regulate behavior. Some call it a culture clash, since the players are often African American. Are city officials overreacting? Or should they go even further to preserve community standards? Barring basketball in the burbs - join Regina Brett for the discussion Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas.