The children's rights movement is a unique phenomenon among the various "rights" efforts today. Nonetheless, it shares some superficial similarities with the other antildiscrimination movements. Children's rights, like those of blacks and women, concern the role of an identifiable segment of our society which has traditionally been placed at a legal and social disadvantage. The children's rights movement also espouses the reallocation of legal power as a means to correct this perceived imbalance. Further, it grew out of the same social currents, first apparent in the 1950's and 1960's, which produced the kindred civil rights efforts.
Stephen W. Bricker,
Children's Rights: A Movement in Search of Meaning,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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