About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I'm Chicano from southern Californian, a GenXer, and a fan of the Dodgers and Elvis. I am a husband, a father of three, and in my spare time I'm an asociate professor of Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies and History at Pomona College.
Monthly Archives: November 2008
And now the real work begins. The RISE Movement–the grassroots effort whose recent rotating fast served as one of the more righteous actions in the late election season–are but one of a growing number of progressive coalitions agitating for change … Continue reading
The sleeping giant sleeps no more! The 2008 election will go down in history as the election in which Latino voters emerged as a political force. Not that it hasn’t been a long time coming. But our electoral presence is … Continue reading
Shirley Chisholm remembered the faces. About to address the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Chisholm—the African American woman whose attempt to secure her party’s nomination made her the first black and first female candidate in history to do so—stared at the … Continue reading
Last summer, I came across this thought-provoking piece by conservative pundit Larry Elder. In it, Elder responds to a letter he received attacking him for being, essentially, a traitor to his race by supporting John McCain. “How can a fellow … Continue reading