About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I am a Chicano, a husband, a father of three, and, in my spare time, an asociate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History at Pomona College.
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Monthly Archives: July 2010
This governor of California vetoed SB 1121. The bill would have ended 70 years of blatant racial discrimination in California by extending the same overtime rights you and I enjoy to the nearly half million farmworkers toiling in the fields. … Continue reading
Howlin’ Wolf (born in Mississippi; 1910-1976), performing Willie Dixon’s “Shake It For Me,” for European television, in 1964.
This is a picture of Arturo Rodriguez (UFW President); Sen. Dean Florez (D-Shafter, CA); Msgr. James Murphy (Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament); and scores of farmworkers. They are kneeling in California’s State Capitol building and praying that Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar … Continue reading
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arm of the Department of Homeland Defense (DHS) is getting some armed assistance with the addition of 1,200 National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border. The National Guard’s mission is to fortify … Continue reading
Jimi Hendrix (born in Seattle, WA; 1942-1970), here performing Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor,” in Monterey, CA, 1967.
…how time slips away.
I’ve been trying out Formspring on the down low for a few months now. It’s been okay, a little monotonous over time, but that’s due largely (I think) to the fact I’ve been kind of anonymous on it (or ficticious?) … Continue reading
Beginning in 1849, the lure of gold made San Francisco into an “instant city,” and a cosmopolitan one at that, with more than half of its population born somewhere other than the United States. This quality almost certainly added to … Continue reading
On July 13, 1985, perhaps the largest concert event of my lifetime took place. Live Aid was a benefit concert for sub-Saharan African relief, a single day comprised of two concerts–one in London’s Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia’s JFK. Born in … Continue reading