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In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls
In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls

Outside the police station in South Los Angeles, a group of girls assembled, colorful boxes in tow. "Do you want to buy some cookies?" "Delicious cookies!" They called out, crowding passers-by and, in their excitement, forgetting the pitches their leaders helped them refine. Just inside the lobby, a kindergartner stood beaming near another stack of treats. That sweet face had no trouble making a sale. Rather than catch grocery-laden shoppers on their way to their cars, the Girl Scouts of Troop 19785 in Watts had taken a tour of the police station, then sold their Thin Mints and Samoas to the officers and people passing through. In a community that has one of the...

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