We’ve spotted some assumptions BNC members have made about people who live in social housing.
An assumption is a conclusion we make based on incomplete information. For example, what do you think this is a picture of? What do you think it would smell like or taste like?
You probably ASSUME that this is an orange. But what if I told you it is actually a picture of a soap, shaped like an orange? Without seeing it in real life, you can only make an assumption about the picture.
What assumptions have BNC members made about people who live in social housing? What have we concluded, based on incomplete information?
One assumption we have spotted is:
“you cannot be intelligent and live in social housing”
This is an assumption, and an incorrect one at that! Lots of intelligent people live in social housing and we cannot generalise for the whole population.
You can stop yourself from making assumptions by asking yourself questions from the ‘scepticism’ column on the BNC Skills poster or researching your topic.
Comment below with your assumptions about social housing. Then check back, read our challenges and see if you can challenge other people too!