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The defeat of Prop 54 has cheered on civil rights advocates, who believe that the campaign's success may mark a turn toward a more progressive, pro-diversity agenda in California and across the country.
Youth from around the state gathered this week to raise their voices against an Alameda County SuperJail that is planned to house nearly 500 juvenile offenders at a time. WireTap reporter Suzy Khimm attended the rally and found young activists chanting, shouting and freestyling their way towards change.