Anyone who doubts that racism is still alive and well in America need only to look at the shocking text exchange between one white Arkansas father and his teenage daughter regarding her prom date.Anna Hayes, a high school senior from Lake Village, Arkansas attended prom last week with a male friend, Phillip Freeman — who happens to be black.Unfortunately, Anna's dad — whom she says has always been vocally racist — saw the snaps online and wasted no time sharing his disappointment with her in an incredibly abusive manner.'We are done,' he texted her. Her parents are divorced, and though she lived with him briefly as a child, she's been in her mom's house since her early teens.His tirade, however, seems to have gone beyond any uncomfortable words they'd shared in the past. You want to mingle with Subhumans I'll treat you accordingly.He thought meeting my parents would play out like the movies (see #1).And then he met them and they acted like he was invisible.
My parents hated my future husband because his skin was too dark.
My man finally understood why I waited so long to tell my family. True love is worth the fight, but I couldn’t have been so strong without my husband and our friends.
My sister and our friends supported our love and relationship and that made it easier to deal with the challenge of my parents’ disapproval.
Telling my family was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Harder than dealing with back labor without any meds.