Android: Null Pointer Exception when calling new intent

I am receiving an error when trying to call new activity through an intent:

java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'android.app.ActivityThread$ApplicationThread android.app.ActivityThread.getApplicationThread()' on a null object reference

My Activity has a button, and when clicked, it goes to this method:

public void onClickChangeActivity() {

        Intent intent = new Intent(context , Details.class);
        startActivity(intent);

    }

public static Context context is created in the beginning of the class and then is instantiated in my onCreate as context = getApplicationContext();

I’ve also tried context = getBaseContext() and context = RecyclerViewActivity.this (RecyclerViewActivity is the name of my current class)

Any help as to why I’m receiving this NullP? I’ve tried everything related StackOverFlow answers have offered. Also, my Manifest includes my activity.

onClickChangeActivity is being called from my RecyclerViewerAdapter class:

View.OnClickListener getPersonClickListener(final int position) {
        return new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View view) {


                RecyclerViewActivity recyclerViewActivity = new RecyclerViewActivity();
                recyclerViewActivity.onClickChangeActivity();
            }
        };

Manifest File:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    package="com.test.akash.android_test" >

    <uses-sdk
        android:minSdkVersion="16"
        android:targetSdkVersion="21" />

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission
        android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"
        android:maxSdkVersion="18" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission
        android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"
        android:maxSdkVersion="18" />

    <application
        android:allowBackup="true"
        android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
        android:label="@string/app_name"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >
        <activity
            android:name=".MainActivity"
            android:label="@string/app_name"
            android:screenOrientation="portrait" >
            <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
            </intent-filter>
        </activity>
        <!-- <activity -->
        <!-- android:name=".DataFetcher" -->
        <!-- android:label="@string/title_activity_data_fetcher" > -->
        <!-- </activity> -->
        <activity
            android:name=".Crime"
            android:label="@string/title_activity_crime"
            android:screenOrientation="portrait" >
        </activity>
        <activity
            android:name=".RecyclerViewActivity"
            android:label="@string/title_activity_recycler_view"
            android:screenOrientation="portrait" >
        </activity>
        <activity
            android:name=".Details"
            android:label="@string/title_activity_crime_details"
            android:parentActivityName=".RecyclerViewActivity" >
            <meta-data
                android:name="android.support.PARENT_ACTIVITY"
                android:value="RecyclerViewActivity" />
        </activity>
    </application>

</manifest>

LogCat:

 java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'java.lang.String android.content.Context.getPackageName()' on a null object reference
            at android.content.ContextWrapper.getPackageName(ContextWrapper.java:132)
            at android.content.ComponentName.<init>(ComponentName.java:77)
            at android.content.Intent.<init>(Intent.java:4160)
            at com.bah.baltimoreopendata.android_baltimoreopendata.RecyclerViewActivity.onClickChangeActivity(RecyclerViewActivity.java:265)
            at com.bah.baltimoreopendata.android_baltimoreopendata.RecycleViewAdapter$1.onClick(RecycleViewAdapter.java:121)
            at android.view.View.performClick(View.java:4780)
            at android.view.View$PerformClick.run(View.java:19866)
            at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:739)
            at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
            at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)
            at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5254)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:903)
            at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:698)

Android: Null Pointer Exception when calling new intent