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The Origins of Prop 187

Learn more about the factors that led to the introduction and eventual passage of Proposition 187: radical demographic change, economic recession, civil unrest, natural disaster and a re-election campaign of a vulnerable Republican governor.
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187

Communities Divided

Learn how Prop 187 garnered divided reactions among immigrants and even political parties.
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Taking Action

See how different organizations came together in a concerted effort against Proposition 187 — from the unions to young organizers. Learn more about the role artists had in helping spread the message.
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Signs of Change

Learn more about the aftermath of Prop 187’s passage: the legal battle that ensued and the change in the electorate in the years after.
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Prop 187’s Legacy

What lessons can be learned from the story of Prop 187 and how can the nation move forward?
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Youth Leaders Making a Difference Honored by The California Endowment

The Youth Awards was created in 2018 to recognize the impact youth voices have in creating change throughout California. Learn more about the positive work they're accomplishing throughout the state.
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California's Unincorporated Places Can Be Poor, Powerless — and the Perfect Place to Commit Murder

It's time to do better by communities that don’t even have local police to call, let alone defund.
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In California, A History of Young, Powerful Voices in Journalism Emerge

In the Golden State, the youth have a long history of storytelling that uncovers little-heard narratives.
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Educators and Journalists Help Us Understand Prop 187

Proposition 187 and its aftermath was a dizzying series of events that involved people from all sectors of society. We speak with educators and journalists who have studied the people and events involved. Through their lens, this pivotal time in the state
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Raphe Sonenshein: Cold War Fears Weaponized Against Immigrants

Raphe Sonenshein explains California's political trajectories, its political parties and communities.
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