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Queen's University
 

Colloquium and Other Events  

 

 

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE, THE COLLOQUIUM WILL BEGIN AT 4:00 P.M. BEGINNING IN 2014-15

 

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

COLLOQUIUM SERIES

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

 

WATSON HALL, ROOM 517 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Josephine Nielsen (Queen’s University)

 

Title:  “Keeping Their Kids: Cultural Minorities and the Lives of Children”

 

ABSTRACT

 

The stolen generations in Australia, residential schools in Canada, and high percentage of black children being removed from their parents by white social workers in the United States – there are numerous examples of children being removed from their cultural communities for “their benefit” that have devolved into the visible harm to both them and their communities. For this reason a discussion of the interests of children and cultural communities is sorely needed. I begin by arguing that children should be acknowledged within theories of multiculturalism. I go on to argue that, if minority members value their culture, then they have an interest in the continued existence of their cultural communities. I contend that this is a primary interest. I then argue that in order for cultural communities to exist in the future, children should be brought up from within. I contend that this is a secondary interest. If my arguments hold for the primary and secondary interests of minority members, then I conclude that there is a defeasible right to children being raised and kept within cultural communities.

 

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