A young woman has publicly shamed her racist father on Twitter after he told her he would kick her out if she continued to date a black man.
Stephanie Hicks from Keller, Texas, has received messages of support from all around the world after she refused to ditch boyfriend Nike, even though her dad told her she had “disrespected her family in every way” by dating him.
The dad, who claimed to be a Christian, gave her a final ultimatum – saying there were three empty suitcases waiting for her belongings to be packed in if she stayed with her partner, called Nike.
He wrote: “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.
“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.
‘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 three 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.”
Stephanie, thought to be 19, uploaded a snap of the vile letter to Twitter commenting “sad that it’s 2016 and skin colour still matters”, tagging her boyfriend.
my girls twitter pic.twitter.com/Z2xYEyuBAz
— nikesmyrealname (@itsnikeee_fr) February 20, 2016
Stephanie’s boyfriend later added a post on his Twitter account, reading that he had tried to end the relationship with Stephanie when he found out what her father thought of him.
He wrote: “My girl’s dad wrote that letter and once I read it I felt as though the mature thing to do was to end the relationship, I’m not about to see my girl homeless.
“Needless to say Mrs Nike just decided to tell her parents we broke up. The letter blew up bigger than expected and her parents found out. Her mom told her to deactivate her account so that’s why her account is gone.”
It is not known whether her father followed through with his threat.
Messages of support for the pair have flooded in on Twitter with mixed race couples from around the world tweeting their solidarity.
Regina G t weeted: “America’s new power couple. I stand with you both and wish the best for you. May your bond get stronger everyday.”
baby izzy tweeted “Y ou know you both did what you had to…I know the feeling my family was the same way with me dating my girlfriend!!”
Saya Pierce-Jones t weeted: ” Love from South Africa to you and your lady! Your story is heart breaking but I’m glad to see you both are taking a stand.”