6. “The Man” is keeping you down


When it comes to New Year resolutions, a lot of people put the onus on themselves. Marginalized groups are especially taught to pull themselves up by their boot straps and get to cracking.

But sometimes “the man” really is the issue.

The man could be the government, oppressive corporations or your oppressive boss.

In this instance, your New Year resolution might be to fight the power! Join an organization or group dedicated to your struggle. Find a way to get involved with your peers if a certain law, provision or work issue is keeping you from your dreams. And most importantly, continue to do that soul searching on what you want for yourself and your community, so that everyone’s positive resolutions can be on and poppin’.

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