Immigration Cloaked in Racism California’s 1994’s Proposition 187 (Story and Podcast)


1994 protest

 

On Nov. 2, 1994, over 10,000 teenagers across California walked out to protest proposition 187. The initiative sought to punish undocumented immigrants by denying them certain services, including access to public healthcare and education.

Proposition 187 split the psyche of the state like few things before or since.

Californians, confronted with a more diverse state and battered by the state’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, came to believe the problem was immigrants in the country illegally and their children.

Click on the link below for the full Story and Podcast 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-29/proposition-187-california-pete-wilson-essay

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-15/prop-187-this-is-california-battle-podcast

You can also hear the Podcast on Latino USA

https://www.latinousa.org/

 

Published by CityFella

Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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