This chapter advocates the recognition of a new concept, “majority groups”; claims that, under certain circumstances, majorities have an interest in protecting their “cultural rights”; and provides liberal justifications for defending the majority culture in the immigration context. The chapter examines three concepts of majorities—an ethno—cultural majority, a sociological majority, and an idea—based majority. It presents four paradigmatic cases in which majorities may need protection in the immigration context—diminishing majorities, regional—minority majorities, victimized majorities, and minoritized majorities; and offers two justifications for cultural majority rights—personal autonomy and the right to identity. On the whole, the purpose of the chapter is to bring to the fore a few cases in which majorities may be in need of protection in the immigration context and provide a primary framework for analyzing them.
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