You’ve probably heard it a thousand times if you’ve heard it once: “America is a post-racial society.” It’s true that racism in America isn’t what it once was, but if you think that it no longer exists, stories like this one about a woman from Texas might change your mind.
On February 18, Stephanie shared a letter from her father on Twitter. In that letter, her father tells her that she has “turned on everything that we tried to instill from childhood.”
The letter goes on to say that Stephanie has “no respect for morals,” and that she has “abandoned any sense of righteousness.” Not because she is sleeping around, not because she is using drugs. No, dad’s righteous indignation is all because Stephanie is dating a black guy. Dad continues:
Yes, we had this discussion – sort of – a while back. At that time, I hoped I would eventually take the high road and come to accept an interracial relationship. The truth is that I’m human, and I make choices of my own. While it may not be anti-biblical, I know I will never accept it, and I’ll never forgive you. My belief is that interracial relationships are despicable. Vulgar and reprehensible. There’s nothing worse than a half-black, and I’m crushed that my own daughter has entered into such a disgusting relationship.
Those thoughts are sad enough, but maybe the saddest part of the whole thing is that “Dad” didn’t even write the letter in his own hand — he typed it. AND he didn’t even sign his name. Cold.
Both Hicks and Nike shared the letter on Twitter.
It’s 2016, and this father just disowned his daughter for dating a black guy. Who wants to talk about our “post-racial society” now?
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