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.
Tag Archives: election ’08
The Barack Obama campaign began running a new Spanish-language ad in the Latino-rich battleground states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada. It is titled “Dos Caras” (“Two Faces”). For those who do not speak Spanish, here’s the text: “They want … Continue reading
Every presidential election is one of importance to the daily lives of women and people of color. Recent political events notwithstanding, this fall’s race is no different. As a historian, trust me when I say, these connections are not always … Continue reading
And, thanks to Hans, a reminder that some people know how to get it right! Here’s an Obama ad produced for the Latino market/electorate. p.s. Yes, I know Obama’s people didn’t directly produce this but, dammit, they are sure going … Continue reading
And if you’re not in 1960… Yesterday I posted a link to a video of a commercial Jackie Kennedy (wife of John F. Kennedy) did for her husband’s campaign–a commercial done completely in Spanish. The 1960 election is the first … Continue reading
As should be increasingly clear to most people by now, Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid is slowly coming to an end. As a teacher of race and gender issues, I have been more than a little bit concerned at the widespread … Continue reading
Here are just some of the editorials running in today’s various newspapers. From the perspective of a growing number of pundits, the Clinton campaign is not only forestalling the inevitable but also hurting her party’s chances in the fall. The … Continue reading