Woman shares father's racist letter on Twitter after he threatened to disown her08:35
A young woman has publicly shamed her racist father after he sent a letter saying her family would leave her homeless and never speak to her again if she continued to date a black man.
Stephanie Hicks from Keller, Texas, shared the vile note on Twitter in which she was told she had 'disrespected her family in every way' by having a boyfriend with a different skin colour to her.
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.'
He went on to say that if he chose Nike 'over her family' he never wanted any contact with her again and asked her to change her name as he didn't want to be associated with her.
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.
She was met with overwhelming support and the post was retweeted more than 8,000 times and favourited by 7,000 people.
But she was also met with further abuse from racist users, and she has since deleted her account.
The letter from her father also read: '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.
But he said that Stephanie didn't want to split and instead told her parents they had broken up, but when the post of her letter went viral her family realised they were still together.
It is not known whether her father followed through with his threat.
Messages of support for the pair have flooded in on Twitter.