It comes as a shock that how people still have such a shallow mindset. Anyone who doubts racism is still a thing especially in America only needs to see the bizarre text exchange between a white Arkansas father and his teen daughter considering her prom date.
Anna Hayes is a senior high-school student from Lake Village; she went to her prom last week escorted by a male friend – who happens to be black
Her father somehow saw her pictures on social media. He was outraged and sent her daughter Anna a stretched outburst of sexist and racist text messages.
In pictures posted on Facebook, Anna and Phillip look picture-perfect on their way to big dance. Anna had magnificent red lipstick matching her beautiful lacy scarlet mermaid dress, where Phillip layered a harmonizing red suit coat over a full black button-down shirt and pants.
Phillip is just a friend of Anna’s, she said he’s also ‘really funny’ and ‘super cute’ so she picked him as her prom date.
Where as Anna’s dad according to her he has always been vocally a racist. After seeing the photos online he wasted no time in sharing his disappointment with her in a rather abusive manner.
‘We are done,’ he messaged her. And told her that he won’t be coming to her graduation and won’t even pay for her college. He said, ’Go live the niggers.’
Her relationship with her father was frazzled for years now. Although she only got to live with her father for a very short period of time as a child, after her parents were divorced she has been living with her mother since her early teenage.
His outburst has gone beyond any scratchy words they had shared in the past.
The response to his earlier texts where Anna wrote: ‘I went to prom with a black gut so that’s a problem … racist much.’ To that he replied with impossible to ignore grammatically wrong pronouncement ‘Yes I am your dead to me.’
Its just sad that how can a father talk with her daughter in such an awfully disgraceful manner?
Anna knew about her father’s opinions but receiving such inhumane texts from him was very heart breaking and incredibly sad for her.
Tag: The teen said, ‘it is important for people to see that racism is very much alive’
Anna said, ‘He has told me that if I ever dated a black guy that I will and would be dead to him,’ she also told, ‘I stood my ground for what I believe in. he has called me several horrible things before.’
Furthermore she added: “This just hurts more because I cannot believe how anyone can hate someone they don’t even know because of their skin color.”
Her mother was shocked and felt horrific but there was nothing that she could do.
Her date for the prom, Phillip also shared the screenshots of the text messages on his Twitter, where they are grabbing attention steadily and also getting horrified reactions.
Racism is good for no one and it must be stopped somehow. Judging someone based on the color of his or her skin is truly unfair.