SLC presents Margin to Center: “White Fright – From Redemption to Donald Trump”
Mon., May 1, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PUB 9208
This talk focuses on the dynamics of race and racism from the Civil War through present day. It will reveal a consistent pattern in which racial progress is always followed by racial retrenchment in which the election of Trump serves is the most recent installment of the latter.
Dr. Christopher Parker is a professor of political science at the University of Washington. He is the author of “Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South” and “Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America.” Parker will be in conversation with Devin Burghart who is the Vice President of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort.