Nick Harris, who is black, posted a text conversation that he had with his child's mother, who is white, about their daughter's cornrow hairdo on Facebook Dec. 4.
Harris posted screenshots of their heated conversation and his child's hair with this caption: "So I don't really like to bring my drama to Fb . But I'm just curious if I'm crazy or if anyone else has ever dealt with a similar situation. I need advice."
"Ru serious," the mom writes. "Just wait til Tuesday. I am so pi**** off."
"Is that seriously your response?" Harris replies. "It looks great! She doesn't look 'too black.'"
The mom fires back: "No she looks black and she's not! I'm taking it out, I hate that sh**."
"But she is black? Unless I'm mistaken and I'm not her father?" Harris asks.
The mom reluctantly confirms his parenthood: "No sadly your her dad. But she don't need her hair like that."
Harris asks what's wrong with their daughter's hair, and the mom says, "It's ugly. My kid is more white in my eye not fully black so she don't need that ugly hairstyles. Nick I'm taking it out when i get her back."
"Your child is mixed sweetie," Nick asserts. "She’s half white and half black. Her skin tone doesn’t affect her race. But ugly hairstyle? Is that serious? You send her over to me looking like a turkey. Mixed girls don't wear their hair with bangs."
The couple continues fighting, and the mom throws this grenade: "No I shouldn't of had a kid with u. Point [blank]. But ... I'll take that s*** out or have my girl come over to take it off."
The feuding couple went viral all the way to Yahoo! Style, which described the mother's posts as an "upsetting display of racism."
Gossip On This opined:
I think we all feel for that child who has to grow up knowing her own mother is racist and will deny her the opportunity to even embrace or understand her blackness.
However, Harris shouldn’t have sent the picture of the cornrows in a text message. I would have gotten my child’s hair done and then sent her back with the cornrows, and that racist white lady would just have to deal with it.