Nearly one year after writing this Article, I still find it relevant as it comes up in debates about diversity, stereotyping and the lack of change and I find myself directing people to this Article. Made a few changes like putting in links, as giving a new link to the Film ‘Birth of a Nation’ for anyone who maybe interested in watching it.
“The more things change, the more they stay the same”. I have been hearing this saying for as long as I have been on The Planet and to me it has always come across as a ‘Paradox’ and that was long before I had even heard the word, let alone gleaned its meaning. But let us look at this Paradoxical Saying a little deeper.
If things constantly change, then logic dictates, things must change surely? Well yes. Technology does change but we are still stuck with the Internal Combustion Engine in our cars. Despite the advances in motor technology and the additional comfort, gadgets and hybrid engines in some cars, the core technology that drives (no pun intended,) most cars is an Engine that has been obsolete for decades. This example proves the Paradox true, that while things do change, the core element of whatever is being changed will remain…
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