Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Government Knows Best? Why "Protecting" Children Can Cause Harm

April 26, 2017 Thrive Global

Jessaca Leinaweaver, Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, discusses the common practice of Native children being taken by the state throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in an attempt to be assimilated into dominant society. "It was a stark demonstration of the arrogance of a state that concocts untenable reasons to break apart families. Theirs is not an isolated case."

Government Knows Best? Why "Protecting" Children Can Cause Harm (written by Jessaca Leinaweaver) – Thrive Global