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Minnesota parents claim racial bias in child protection system as federal case begins


October 10, 2018

Hundreds of parents whose children were removed from them by county authorities are demanding changes to Minnesota's child welfare laws, arguing that they are unconstitutionally broad and tear families apart.

On the opening day of a federal lawsuit against the state, about 200 parents and their children gathered in front of the federal courthouse in St. Paul to protest what they claim are systemic racism and unnecessary investigations by child protection agencies.


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