Prof. Christopher Parker was quoted in national Politico and the Northwest news site Crosscut.
"Since the first protests over the killing of George Floyd flooded the streets of Minneapolis and then Seattle, political leaders have been blaming 'outside agitators,' not homegrown activists unhappy with the status quo...But arrest data from Seattle shows a different story. "
"... I think it’s possible that the present conflagration might represent an inflection point. The potential to make this moment different is, I submit, the so-called white moderate, a term deployed by Martin Luther King Jr. in the Letter from Birmingham Jail in 1963."
...Parker, a political scientist at the University of Washington, was one of the few academics who saw President Trump coming, with the candidate’s support driven by racial resentment rather than “economic anxieties....”