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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NBC has announced its fall 2013 line-up and it includes a show featuring a Latino family! The show–called “Welcome to the Family”–stars young up-and-comer Joseph Haro (who’s had roles on “Glee” and “Awkward”) and Ricardo Chavira (of “Desperate Housewives”). Normally, I would … Continue reading
He is only noteworthy because the warped image of government, society, and people he espouses comes out of a mouth that also speaks a story that is shared by others Republicans want to attract, a story told in both Spanish … Continue reading
You can learn a lot from kids. Not just from watching and observing them, but also from watching and observing their cartoons. Today, while watching “Dinosaur Train” with the kiddos, I learned about Cryolophosaurus. Up until fairly recently, dinosaur fossils … Continue reading
I don’t want to say anything about today’s events. Not specifically, anyway. I feel about them much the same way that you do, and that others do as well. I do think its important for us to think about mental … Continue reading
Last week, when I read Peter Richardson’s review of Seth Rosenfeld’s book on the FBI and Ronald Regan I was shocked to learn that Richard Aoki–a legend in Bay Area activist circles–may have been an FBI informant. I teach about … Continue reading
The Daily Show recently featured an in-depth piece mocking the recent US decision to remove funding from UNESCO, the international charity of the United Nations. This is nothing short of the highest quality of political satire that can be produced … Continue reading
Rick Santorum is catching hell for a 2008 speech in which he says that Satan is trying to conquer the United States. The speech is now making the rounds after being discovered by the “Radical Right” (Matt Drudge featured it … Continue reading
Here is a video from the group No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization dedicated to saving lives along the US-Mexico border.