racist much.''Yes I am,' her dad wrote back unabashedly before continuing with the grammatically incorrect pronouncement: 'Your dead to me.''Don't ever contact me again we are through,' he added. 'My mother was horrified and felt terrible but there isn't anything she can do.'Her date, Phillip, also shared screengrabs of the exchange on Twitter, where they've been steadily earning attention and horrified reactions.'It's important for people to see that racism is very much alive,' she said.
Allie Dowdle, 18, took to Go Fund Me to share that her parents had refused to pay for college and had taken away her car and phone because of her relationship to 18-year-old Michael Swift.In photos shared on Facebook, Anna and Phillip look picture-perfect on their way to the big dance.Anna wore rad lipstick to match her lacy scarlet mermaid gown, and Phillip layered a matching red suit jacket over a black button-down and slacks.“My dad did not give me an option: he told me that I was not allowed to see Michael ever again. Strictly because of skin color.” Dowdle went on to say that she has been dating the teen for a year and has fought hard to “make her parents see Michael as a human being instead of just someone who is African-American.”“All of this because I love another human being, as I was taught to do.How could my love for another person be wrong because of his skin color? According to the NYDaily News, Bill Dowdle, Allie’s father, said that his daughter dating a black man may not be his “preference” because of “issues” involved with biracial dating in the South, but that it is not his place to pick who she dates now that she is 18.
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