HAYES SAID WHEN SHE WAS GROWING UP, SHE WITNESSED A LOT OF RACISM, ESPECIALLY FROM HER FATHER

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“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,” Hayes told Buzzfeed News.”He has told me that if I ever dated a Black guy that I will and would be dead to him.”

ALTHOUGH SHE RECEIVED THREATS FROM HER FATHER, HAYES ASKED HER FRIEND PHILLIP FREEMAN – WHO IS BLACK – TO BE HER DATE TO PROM

UPON SHARING PHOTOS FROM PROM NIGHT, HAYES RECEIVED A STRING OF OFFENSIVE MESSAGES FROM HER FATHER.

Hayes’ father called her a “whore” and told her to “go live with n*****.” Although Hayes does not have much of a relationship with her father, his words still very much upset her.

“This just hurt more because I can not believe how anyone can hate someone they don’t even know because of their skin color,” Hayes told Buzzfeed.

AFTER HAYES SENT THE MESSAGES TO FREEMAN, HE POSTED THEM TO HIS FACEBOOK, AND THEY WERE REPEATEDLY SHARED BY OTHERS.

PEOPLE WERE ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED HAYES’S FATHER COULD SAY SUCH AWFUL AND RACIST THINGS TO HIS DAUGHTER.