Stephanie Hicks exposed her father on Twitter for his racist perspective about her current boyfriend.
Her father apparently wrote her in letter, a part of which reads as follows:
“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…Mistakes can be forgiven, but you have willingly and consciously chosen a lifestyle of sickening choices, and I won’t tolerate it.”
Hicks union with her black boyfriend, Nike, has disgusted her father, who went so far as to say that if she chooses to stay with Nike, he will cut off all association with her. Her father believes she is a disappointment who has “no respect for morals." This kind of animosity towards interracial dating isn't new, but still demonstrates the deep roots of racism that continue to be perpetuated in this country.
Congratulations to Hicks for speaking out about her father's unpopular and outdated opinion! She shared the letter on Twitter, saying "sad that it's 2016 and skin colour still matters." The tweet was favorited over 7000 times and retweeted over 8000 times.
However, she also received so many responses from individuals who agreed with her father that she has since deleted her twitter account. When will our society accept that interracial dating isn't as much of a taboo as many people still believe?