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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MLK Day is always a difficult “holiday” for me. As a historian of the 20th century U.S., and as a person who is deeply committed in both my work and personal life to meaningful progress in eradicating racism, I recognize … Continue reading
Happy birthday Dr. King.
Today is the official day we commemorate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. Born on January 15, 1929, King would have been 80 years old last Thursday. I will admit, I am more than a bit indifferent to such … Continue reading
Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution, overturning the 18th Amendment and giving Americans the right to manufacture, transport, purchase, and sell alcohol (again). The 21st Amendment Ratified December 5, 1933 … Continue reading
Does the United States become more equal, more equitable, and more just over time? Is it a forward progression that never turns back? Does it just happen? Or does it take work and struggle? As a teacher of race and … Continue reading