‘She Persisted, The Musical’ at Bay Area Children’s Theatre charms with wholesome message

Two women stand with their bodies facing each other. One woman raises her hand over her head and the two women look at it.
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Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s “She Persisted: The Musical” fulfills these criteria and more. Based on a children’s book by Chelsea Clinton and directed by Khalia Davis, the musical tells the story of Naomi, a girl who struggles with her desire to be perfect at everything — even though she’s only in the fourth grade.
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Supreme Court affirmed inequality

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The Supreme Court’s decision on a Michigan affirmative action case restricts minority access to higher education.

The Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to the UC system Tuesday when it upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in college admissions. The 10 UC campuses, which are constrained by a similar ban,  now face even more difficulty improving levels of minority enrollment and creating diverse
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Supreme Court to rule on affirmative action

The US Supreme Court heard arguments surrounding a Michigan voter initiative prohibiting state universities from taking race into consideration when admitting students on Tuesday that could have serious implications on future affirmative action legislation nationwide.
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