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In 1994 an anti-immigrant ballot initiative rocked the state of California. It turned the state into the progressive beacon it is today, but also paved the way for Donald Trump to be elected president. The Battle of 187 is hosted by award-winning reporter Gustavo Arellano and is a collaboration between the Los Angeles Times and Futuro Studios. This is California features thought-provoking, sound-rich stories about California and the West; this is our first installment.

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In 1994 an anti-immigrant ballot initiative rocked the state of California. It turned the state into the progressive beacon it is today, but also paved the way for Donald Trump to be elected president. The Battle of 187 is hosted by award-winning reporter Gustavo Arellano and is a collaboration between the Los Angeles Times and Futuro Studios. This is California features thought-provoking, sound-rich stories about California and the West; this is our first installment.

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4.4 out of 5
445 Ratings

445 Ratings

uunniiss ,

Looking forward to more episodes

This is California: The Battle of 187 is the first podcast I’ve listened to, and I think it’s great! I’ve lived in Orange County all my life, and I didn’t know of prop 187. I was born after this happened, but it’s neat to learn about what the political climate was while my parents were living through it as illegal immigrants. It’s as if to live it through their eyes, or should I say ears. Overall I'm looking forward to new episodes!

Bert Miranda ,

Excellent

Truly great mini podcast. I was only around 12 years old at the time, but was caught up in the emotions of this bill non the less.

M3appaholic ,

We need more like this

Not enough media covers the horrific treatment of Latinos in America. Past, present, and current bigotry is washed over or ignored. We have seen the impact of this. Children are still ripped away from families at the border; some have died in our care. Our asylum system has imploded. Puerto Rico remains in shambles. When bigotry is ignored, people die. Prop 187 could have had that impact. We can’t wait for Trump, like 187, to pass. People have to act now. Thank you so much for educating them.

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