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.
MEMPHIS — After an Eads teenager used a crowdfunding site to accuse her parents of racism over her black boyfriend, supporters have contributed nearly ,000 to pay for her college tuition.
racist much.''Yes I am,' her dad wrote back unabashedly before continuing with the grammatically incorrect pronouncement: 'Your dead to me.''Don't ever contact me again we are through,' he added. 'My mother was horrified and felt terrible but there isn't anything she can do.'Her date, Phillip, also shared screengrabs of the exchange on Twitter, where they've been steadily earning attention and horrified reactions.'It's important for people to see that racism is very much alive,' she said.Mrs Champion, 47, then began hitting her daughter – causing swelling on her face and lumps on her head – yelling abuse at the teenager saying: ‘You deserve it.Frederique is due in Manhattan court on June 28 for an update on his treatment and the Manhattan DA’s office said the new charges could be brought up then.Anyone who doubts that racism is still alive and well in America need only to look at the shocking text exchange between one white Arkansas father and his teenage daughter regarding her prom date.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.Wednesday’s deal stipulated that if he completed a substance-abuse program, he could withdraw his plea to the felony count but the misdemeanor conviction would remain on his record.Frederique could now face two to four years in jail for violating the terms of his plea deal which stipulated that he could not get any new arrests.This began, Dowdle wrote, about a year ago when she informed her parents, Bill and Demetra Dowdle, that she was dating Michael Swift.Swift, who is black, is a former soccer standout at Memphis University School who now plays midfield and forward as a freshman at Clemson University. 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," she wrote.He then fled, before being captured by police a short time later.