Max Rose ’08 offers four easy ways to make positive change in your community.
- Be Honest. About income inequality and the massive power asymmetries that our system is built upon: “If you want to say you care about economic injustice, stop paying lower tax rates than teachers and nurses and sanitation workers and janitors. Otherwise you’re a hypocrite.”
- Get Involved in Politics. That doesn’t mean “just saying you knocked on doors the day before Election Day and took a photo. . . . It’s really
involving yourself in political organizing.”
- Don’t Stop at the Tagline. Whether it’s “Abolish ICE” or “Build the Wall”—“civic engagement is not merely hashtags (and) Instagram posts. . . . It also means coming face to face with ways in which you are yourself part of the problem and need to become part of the solution.”
- Build Diverse Networks. “It’s our social networks that produce privilege.”