A couple who said they had three foster children removed from their care because they are members of UKIP said Rotherham Council leaders should consider resigning after failing to apologise.
The South Yorkshire couple claim the council told them they could only care for children who are white.
The foster mother told The Sun newspaper, "These children have now gone to other white, presumable British, couples. The only difference therefore is that these other people are not linked to UKIP".
"We wouldn't have taken these children on from an ethnic minority background if we had been racist".
"In fact the council are being racist towards us by saying that, yes, we can continue fostering - but for white children only", she added.