They took away her car as well as her phone, cut her off from her savings account, and most drastically, refused to pay a dime towards her college tuition.
Still set on going to college, Allie has resorted to seeking out the public's goodwill in order to help her reach the ,000 she needs for her first year.
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.
Although there are no longer any laws banning relationships, interracial dating remains a controversial subject for some people.Interracial marriage took the longest for Americans to accept, it’s not close: It has become increasingly common in the past 30 years or so. Certainly on the coasts and in many cities it is very, very common.In the rural South and in the Midwest comparatively less so, but increasing.At this moment in history about 17% of relationships in America are so-called interracial relationships.
 I suspect the number is actually higher and has outpaced the census data.There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but a lot of it is about dating in the world rather than Christian dating.