Wednesday, November 20, 2013,
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Christopher S. Parker, Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle
Are Tea Party supporters merely a group of conservative citizens concerned about government spending, or are they racists who refuse to accept Barack Obama as their president because he's not white? Parker's new book, Change They Can't Believe In, coauthored with Matt Barreto, offers an alternative argument — that the Tea Party is driven by the reemergence of movement in American politics fueled by a fear that America has changed for the worse.

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