Canadian child welfare authorities seized the two children of a Winnipeg mother after she sent her daughter to school with a swastika drawn on her arm for the second time. The mother considers herself a "White Nationalist; an organization that claims not to hate other races, but only wants to "protect" what they consider their dwindling white heritage. Court documents claim social workers are concerned with the well-being of the children due to the parents’ associations and overall conduct. The mother, who wears a silver swastika necklace herself, is quoted as saying, "A black person has a right to say black power or black pride and yet they’re turning around on us and saying we’re racists and bigots and neo-Nazis because we say white pride. It’s hypocrisy at its finest."
The case has opened a philosophical debate about whether children can presumptively be taken from parents simply based on their beliefs.
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