Problem

Persistence of outmoded concepts

Other Names:
Institutionalization of discriminatory outmoded concepts
Nature:
Concepts which have been demonstrated to be inappropriate, incorrect or discriminatory are not immediately eliminated from institutional and other systems. Partly because they are associated with well-tried procedures, traces of them may persist in legal, educational, scientific, religious and other systems.
Counter Claim:
Concepts defined by some constituencies as outmoded may be of continuing significance to others. The concepts by which they are supposedly to be replaced may have latent defects they will subsequently make such replacement questionable.
Related Problems:
Dominating outmoded images
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
11.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST