A teenage girl is collecting all kinds of checks after revealing that her parents disowned her over swirling. Allie Dowdle, 18, says when she told her parents about her Black boyfriend Michael, they exploded.
“I’ll never forget the yelling my parents did, when they expressed how disappointed they were in me, that I could do so much better. I did not know what to do. I couldn’t comprehend how someone could be seen as less because of pigment. I still can’t comprehend it, and I never will be able to,” she writes on GoFundMe.
Allie continued seeing Michael behind her parent’s back for over a year, but things took a turn for the worse when she tried one last time to change their minds. “As I am 18, my parents have chosen to no longer support my future, stripping me of all my resources including my personal savings, my car, my phone, and my education and leaving me on my own to pay for college. Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to attend college if I cannot come up with the money somehow. My parents also got involved with my school in attempt to get me removed from the organizations I’ve been a part of, like Coexist and Facing History and Ourselves, clubs that essentially encourage valuing and treating people equally.”
Allie, who currently attends a posh Tennessee private school, is using GoFundMe to help raise money to pay for her college education. The young lady has already received over $15,000 in donations but some think her prayers being answered by strangers is foolish.
“Sending a white girl from a middle-class family to college is not fighting racism. In fact, expecting to avoid work, student loans, etc. and be treated like a hero for dating a black guy seems pretty racist to me,” one person wrote on Allie’s GoFundMe page.
“Nope. No, ma’am. Are you parents wrong? Yes. Will you spend the rest of your life with this man? Probably not. My son has student loans, so can you. Get to work, honey! That’s what the American dream is all about!” another woman added.