Interracial dating remains a taboo in some parts of the country, as hard as it is to fathom.
I don't want to go against either one, but I know I must not keep the relationship a secret forever."I still can't comprehend it, and I never will be able to." That was a year ago, and in the wake of the disapproval of her parents, Allie and Michael continued to date secretly.About a month ago, Allie brought Michael to see her parents in an attempt to reconcile with them, though this time, their reaction was even more extreme.Allie Dowdle, a white high school senior at a private school outside of Memphis, was crushed to experience intense backlash from her parents upon showing them a picture of her boyfriend Michael, who happens to be black."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," Allie said.My family was the only Asian-American family in our small, rural town in the south.