Dowdle added that she was still living at home, though.
Message and phone calls left for the Dowdle family were not returned.
I was so busy setting and clearing the table, directing guests and caring for my two toddler boys that I hardly listened to the dinner conversation.
But the next day, a guest called me to tell me about my teenage nephew’s views on dating. Apparently, my nephew, Richard, declared that there was not a single attractive black girl at his college with hundreds of black girls.
11, and barely a week later, contributors have raised ,675, far surpassing the original goal Dowdle set of ,000.
But the crowdfunding site and the teen's tale of woe haven't been without controversy.
It painted an image of a black boy who, but for our familiarity and lineage, would not love me back or see beauty in me because I’m a black woman.
He claimed that they were screaming, “I’m not getting on.
I don’t want to get my weave wet” (insert Shanaynay voice).
His father is Michael Swift, who spent four years in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Diego Chargers."I showed my parents his picture, and the conversation was over before it even began," Dowdle wrote. Dowdle continued to see Swift in secret, she wrote, but about a month ago she told her parents they were still dating.
"My dad did not give me an option: he told me that I was not allowed to see Michael ever again. According to Dowdle, her parents then took away her phone, car and money and then refused to pay for college.