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Parents influencing children to be racist. Should they be able to maintain custody?
So, essentially they drew and wrote racist phrases, and nazi symbols on their 8 year old daughter then sent them to school. I have a closer connection to this as my girlfriend works at the school, I've heard accounts of what actually happened(the parents even used to live in her building). Now, the school itself is a very multicultural school, with a majority of students being of mixed minorities.
The children of these people have been taken into the custody of child and family of services, who are seeking to make them wards until they are adults or are adopted/fostered I guess. The parents have been denying this stuff for the most part, but their racism is not able to be covered up as they still act as persecuted white people. The mother even tried using the its not a nazi swastika it's an ancient pagan symbol reasoning. The father has actually accused the 8 year old of lying when she told social services about her racist beliefs(the child is saying things about killing black people, etc.). Besides all of this, they supposedly smoked pot and drank around their children.
So, do the parents have a right to this under any kind of free speech ethics, any merit to that kind of defense? I don't think so myself, but I guess that's what they're trying to argue. It seems ridiculous to me. Should the children be taken from them?