In 1994, a ballot measure aimed at targeting undocumented
immigrants in California by denying families public services —from
barring children from public schools to access to non-emergency
public health care— was passed 59 percent to 41 percent, but never
implemented. That was Proposition 187. Maria and Julio are joined
L.A. Times reporter and host of the “This Is California: The Battle
of 187” podcast, and Gerardo Correa, president of the Chicano
Latino Youth Leadership Project, to discuss the experiences of
living through Prop. 187 and the impact it had on breeding a new
generation of Latino activists.
ITT Staff Picks:
Check out The Battle of Prop 187 podcast, a
collaboration between Futuro Studios and the Los Angeles Times,
which explores how a ballot measure targeting immigrants changed
California politics forever.
Pete Wilson still defending Prop. 187 and fighting for a better
place in history, Gustavo's latest with the Los Angeles Times.
From The Sacramento Bee, an immigrant's take on how
Prop. 187 motivated him to become an active voter.
About the Podcast
Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.