The Times podcast: The Latino revolt against California’s Prop. 187

People with a bullhorn and signs rally against Proposition 187.
Fullerton College student David Rojas calls on Fullerton High students across the street to join a protest against Proposition 187 on Nov. 2, 1994.
(Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

We hear from the Latinos who were about to lose the battle over Proposition 187 — but ended up winning California.

This is Part Two of our rerun of the L.A. Times-Futuro Studios 2019 podcast series “This is California: The Battle of 187,” about the 1994 California ballot initiative that sought to make life miserable for undocumented immigrants but instead radicalized a generation of Latinos in the state.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Further reading:

Giant steps: Walkouts against 187 trace the growth of an issue into a cause

L.A. march against Prop. 187 draws 70,000

Prop. 187 forced a generation to put fear aside and fight. It transformed California, and me

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