The Children's Crusade: Migrant Children
“The Children’s Crusade”: Migrant Children
Children’s migration remind us Brecht’s poem (1953) about children, who had lost their parents and siblings due to cruel war in Poland in the Winter of nineteen thirty-nine. “They wanted to fly from the fighting… come upon a land where there was peace.” Unfortunately they were last seen wandering in the sky. Many children’s migrants have had the same destiny currently. We understand children migrants as immigrant, transnational, refugee, and stateless children. This proposal intends to present and discuss children’s migrations and lives using intersecionality as an analytical tool (Collins & Bilge, 2016). This procedure allows us to understand and explain children’s migrations and lives connecting the increased global social inequality, and power/violence/xenophobic nationalism used by authoritarian regimes to social divisions of race/ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, social class, family, transgenerational stress, school, religion and labor. Children’s responses depend if they are received with justice and care provided by nations’ non-authoritarian governments, civil society, which is not homogeneous, and grassroots.