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“Bridge The Gap”: Executive Summary And Post-Discussion Report

Having concluded the “Bridge the Gap” youth discussion on inequality and the class divide in Singapore in mid-July last year – and hence, in very overdue fashion – here is the executive summary and some accompanying thoughts. Continue reading

“Bridge The Gap”: A Youth Discussion On Inequality And The Class Divide In Singapore

We’re organising a face-to-face discussion among young Singaporeans will help to nudge the discourse on inequality and the class divide ahead. Join us on July 14, 2018, from 10am to 12.30pm! Continue reading

Please, Stop Throwing Anecdotes At Singapore’s Inequality And Class Divide Problems

The question, therefore, is not whether children from low-income families can make it to RI, become President’s Scholars, or succeed in life (answer: they can), but the proportion of children who actually do. Mapping out the extent to which these children and their families make it and the extent to which a level playing field exists – assuming that it is equity, not equality, we desire – are moreover useful for understanding the structural challenges they face. This also underlines a second opposition to the disproportionate emphasis on anecdotes (even well-meaning and meaningful ones): That structural problems demand structural solutions, not just piecemeal calls for changes in mindsets or stereotypes. Continue reading

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