So last night the group went to this college in NYC called the New School to listen to the Right to the City Alliance. Just to give you a sense of what they talked about, my favorite quote was ” the billionaires of New York City are shoveling the economy into their pockets and we will never see it again!!!”. During the whole two hours of this panel, there were 7 liberal extremist telling us how rich people of the city are going to bring this city to its death and they do nothing for the city and we should all hate them…… Ummm… What? That talk was way too extreme for me. Who said it was their job to give out their money? Why should they give our money to their community if their community supposedly hates them? Even though these extreme views were driving me crazy and I was working on staying composed through the whole talk because I was directly in the front row, it really made me think about my own community. What is my responsibility to my community? There are all kinds of issues of inequality in Chicago and even at Wofford. What is my job to my new community in Chicago where I still don’t know the names of the people who live on the apartment next to me? Before this trip I was so focused on learning about the places I have never been but just these two weeks in New York have made me realize that there is so much I can learn in my own community and defiantly a way I can make a difference.