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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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
Every Labor Day, I try to keep in mind those that work so that I may live. This includes everybody who performs what are generally “invisible” tasks in our daily lives, from the workers who pick up my garbage to … Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen! Damas y caballeros! It is my pleasure, no, my honor, to present to you… DEEP FRIED BUTTER!!! As detailed in this pleasant and panic-free story from NBC’s Today Show, this “invention” is set to premiere at the … Continue reading
Those brown bodies are not valued by government or society as embodying the same kind of human being as do white bodies. Their cancer rates are irrelevant; their wombs are collateral damage. Their humanity is dismissed as an appropriate risk and loss in order for us to have big, red strawberries. Continue reading