Native American child is taken away from her foster parents because they are white

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A 6-year-old child who is reportedly just one-and-a-half percent Choctaw Native American was forcibly removed from her longtime foster home on Monday due to a 1978 federal law mandating that “Indian children” be raised by Native Americans.

Lexi’s foster parents, Summer and Rusty Page of Santa Clarita, California, who are white, have been fighting to keep Lexi in their home, but the Indian Child Welfare Act led authorities to seize the child, with plans to place her with relatives in Utah.

Video from outside the Page home on Monday shows a chaotic scene during which the emotional family handed the little girl over to authorities, as reporters and protesters assembled en masse.

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