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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

Our Problematic “SES” Responses Reveal More Than The Guidebook Itself

Yet our collective response reveals a poor understanding (or perhaps wilful disregard) of SES as a comparative measure to understand structural, socio-economic policy problems in Singapore, and the response is especially problematic when the “lower SES” label – either erroneously taken on by individuals who do not belong to that level or foisted upon different activities or behaviours – is somehow perceived as a badge of honour. Instead of acknowledging that there are Singaporeans who struggle to get by and for whom “lower SES” or poverty is an everyday reality, the disbelief and the memes have not translated into substantive discourse. In fact commentaries such as “So what if I’m of a lower SES?”, published by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), epitomise our complicity and apathy. Continue reading

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