Professor & Chair of History, UMass-Dartmouth. Author of forthcoming "Saul Alinsky & the Dilemma of Race in the Postwar City" (Univ. of Chicago Press). Currently writing "Castles Made of Sand? Home Ownership and the American Dream." He blogs at http://www.chantsdemocratic.blogspot.com. Santow lives in Providence RI, and has been on the School Board there since March 2015. Opinions stated here are his own.