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OPP: Future Father-In-Law is Racist


Today's OPP Comes from an unsigned listener:

"Dear Slack and Steve,
I am about to get married next year to my beautiful fiancee. I am a black male and she is a white female. I have a great job working with the government and about to graduate college. I take good care of her. Well when I proposed she told her dad and also informed him that I was black. He was so furious he basically cut her off. I've tried to reach out and offer to visit him but he refuses to meet me. My fiancee and her dad haven't talked in a year and I've been working hard to get them to reconnect. Well as if all the stuff i mentioned wasn't bad enough. He messages me on facebook offering me 25,000 dollars not to marry his daughter. I refused to take the money because I love my fiancee very much. My problem is do I tell her about this. I want her father and her to still have a relationship, but I also don't want to start my marriage with secrets. What should I do?"

Slacker thinks that if he had asked her dad first then this wouldn't be an issue. But bigger than that, what era is her dad from that race is even an issue. Regardless, Slacker doesn't think that he should tell his fiancee about this and he shouldn't take the money.

Steve says that this is the dad's problem and that they shouldn't shoulder it. He thinks that this guy should take the money and still marry the daughter. It's a cushion for them to start their life.

Should he tell her and solidify that her relationship with her family is done? Should he take the money and still marry her? What do you think this guy should do? What would you do?

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09/04/2012 5:21PM
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