A teenage girl got a shocking letter from her father, threatening to disown her if she doesn’t break off her relationship.
Stephanie Hicks, who is white, recently started dating a black man.
Her father said he tried to accept the interracial relationship, but admitted in the letter that he ultimately cannot.
— steph (@st3phanie_hicks) February 19, 2016
This isn’t easy, but you haven’t made it easy.
Over the last several years, you’ve turned on everything that we tried to instill from childhood. You’re nowhere near the daughter I thought you would be at this point, and I’m deeply broken-hearted.
You treat both of us with contempt. You’ve been using us for money, while disrespecting us in every way. You dress like a street walker, and you sulk when we take you to church. You have no respect for morals, and have abandoned any sense of righteousness.
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.
Mistakes can be forgiven, but you have willingly and consciously chosen a lifestyle of sickening choices, and I won’t tolerate it. You have one final opportunity. Either end your relationship with ‘Nike’, or face the consequences. There are 3 suitcases emptied and waiting. If you choose this black kid over your parents, then fill them up and leave my house. Take my information out of your phone, and DO NOT attempt to contact me again, the rest of your life. Change your name as soon as possible, because I won’t have any association with you. Ever.
Some people accused Hicks of fabricating the letter, but several Twitter users who identified themselves as her friends said that her dad typically writes letters and it seems to be legitimate.
— nikesmyrealname (@itsnikeee_fr) February 6, 2016
The post received some racist remarks as well, but also lots of supportive ones.
“Love sees no color. Your happiness is the only thing that should matter to you dad. Keep y’all head up,” said one.
“Have you got a gofundme or anything? I’d like to donate something to get your on your feet. I’m sorry this happened to you,” added another.