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.
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Monthly Archives: August 2010
I went straight to college after high school, and straight to graduate school after college. I got my first tenure track job in 2002, immediately after the 8 years it too me to earn my PhD, and I have been … Continue reading
Buddy Guy (born in Louisiana, 1936-), performing “Crawlin’ Kingsnake” by John Lee Hooker.
Let us celebrate the brilliance of Stevie Ray Vaughan! Born in Texas, on October 3, 1954, he died tragically on August 27, 1990, now 20 years ago. He was a blues master, possessed with an ability few people in human … Continue reading
When I hear some politician or pundit pander to the radical right with talk of no taxes and no government, I often think about George Washington’s “cover letter” to the US Constitution. The letter was actually written by the Committee … Continue reading
Elvis Presley (born in Mississippi, 1935-1977), performing “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Lloyd Price and “Baby What Do You Want Me To Do” by Jimmy Reed (1968).
In recent months, the “movement” to repeal jus soli–or “birthright citizenship–seems to be gathering steam. I use the term “movement” cautiously because, at heart, this is really about political posturing by the right. While there are groups of people who … Continue reading
Eric Clapton (born in England, 1945-), performing “Driftin’ Blues” by Johnny Moore (1988).
Check out the findings of fact related to today’s decision, especially from page 60 onward. And this is what it comes down to: all the arguments same-sex marriage opponents use are not provable in a court of law. In fact, … Continue reading
Willie Dixon (born in Mississippi, 1915-1992), performing “Got My Mojo Working” (c. 1983).