This teenager's dad disowned her because she went to prom with a black friend

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Anna Hayes, a high school senior from a small town in southern Arkansas, asked her friend Phillip Freeman to be her prom date.

But after the pair uploaded photos of their night on Facebook, her dad’s response was unbelievable.

He text Hayes to say “I won’t be coming to your graduation. Nor will I pay for your college… your [sic] dead to me".

He told her to never contact him again, and said if she wanted to “mingle with the subhumans” he’ll “treat her accordingly”.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg:

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Picture: Anna Hayes / Buzzfeed(Anna Hayes / Buzzfeed)

Hayes told BuzzFeed:

He had always been openly racist around me when I was growing up in his household, but it never really occurred to me what it exactly meant to be racist, when you're a child you look at the world completely different

Sadly enough, people are still racist everywhere around the world, but in the South, it is much worse

She sent screenshots of her dad's texts to Freeman, who shared them online and they quickly went viral.

Hayes told BuzzFeed:

Racism against all races needs to end. We can be the change, and if you have a family member or anyone that disowns' you because of who you love or associate with then forget them, people will support you through this. I know they supported me for sure.

HT Buzzfeed

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