California’s Proposition 187 gained alongside Gov. Pete Wilson within the 1994 election. However the victories proved to be a double-edged sword. Wilson, who had aspirations to run for greater workplace, by no means gained one other election. And though Proposition 187 finally was declared unconstitutional, torpedoed the California GOP and impressed many Latinos to become involved of their communities, it additionally laid the political groundwork for profitable xenophobic campaigns nationwide. That paved the best way for Donald Trump to win the U.S. presidency in 2016.
That is Half Three of our rerun of the L.A. Occasions-Futuro Studios 2019 podcast collection “That is California: The Battle of 187,” in regards to the 1994 California poll initiative that sought to make life depressing for undocumented immigrants however as an alternative radicalized a era of Latinos within the state.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
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