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Offline jmt18325

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Re: The 60s Scoop Verdict
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2017, 10:22:40 am »
Yeah, but no one is saying they should have stayed in abusive homes. The argument is that the government didn't provide the promised care and help to the foster parents to avoid divorcing these children entirely from their cultures and heritage, not to mention their rightful benefits as status Indians.

And I agree with that part of it (to an extent).  I simply think it's not really possible to just narrow it down to that.

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Re: The 60s Scoop Verdict
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2017, 10:25:01 am »
Welcome to court judgments.

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Re: The 60s Scoop Verdict
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2017, 10:13:33 am »
These were kids who were placed in foster care, not kids in the residential school system. And again, if they'd lost their heritage they wouldn't now be considering themselves natives.

You are right, I was thinking of the kids in the residential school system.   Although I don't think fostering the kids makes a lot of difference: they are still marked out as 'different' and not accepted by the community into which they were placed, nor do they have any kind of connection with their own community.

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You are also trying to suggest they be compensated for the racism in society in the past, but that would require we compensate ALL natives who lived outside the reserves for yesterdyear's racism.
Really?   Were 100% of the native children removed from their homes in the 60s?
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Re: The 60s Scoop Verdict
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2017, 08:13:58 pm »
http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/uprooted/

So here we go again.  What are they supposed to do with these kids, exactly?  Is it better for them to be in a broken home than a white one?

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Re: The 60s Scoop Verdict
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2017, 08:56:49 am »
http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/uprooted/

So here we go again.  What are they supposed to do with these kids, exactly?  Is it better for them to be in a broken home than a white one?
False dichotomy. :P

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Re: The 60s Scoop Verdict
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2017, 12:13:39 pm »
False dichotomy. :P

But that's what it comes down to in this case, isn't it?