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Allie Wants You To Pay Her College Tuition

Allie Dowdle, white girl from “a local private school”, started a GoFundMe claiming her parents won’t pay her tuition because she’s dating a black guy.

About a year ago, I told my parents that I’d started dating a boy named Michael, pictured with me above. Hoping to share him with my family, I showed my parents his picture, and the conversation was over before it even began. My dad did not give me an option:  he told me that I was not allowed to see Michael ever again. Why? Strictly because of skin color.  It wasn’t a quiet “no,” either. 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.

Her GFM – titled “Allie’s Tuition – Say No to Racism” – goes on to say her parents are “stripping me of all my resources including my personal savings, my car, my phone, and my education and leaving me on my own to pay for college” and that turning to the internet is her only option.

Meanwhile her father’s side is that he “decided to cut off her college money because she has been spoiled” and that “it became obvious that she needed to go out in the world and grow up”.

Public reaction is almost universal in its agreement with GOMIBLOGer notkept, who said “They’re ALL a bunch of spoiled assholes.”

  1. Top Hat Fancy

    I call "BS" on the racism and call "yep" to her father's explanation..

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    • help I've lost my needle again

      but then the father also said: "dating a black man may not be his “preference” because of “issues” involved with biracial dating in the South"

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      • Brianna

        I think he was trying to say 'The South still has issues with biracial dating and I know she's going to face some unpleasant realities because of that, which isn't my preference'.

        At least, that's how I read it.

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        • Lularoe

          A little from Column A, and a little from Column B. Her family is not happy about him being black, and probably cut her off because of it AND the fact that she's spoiled. Dad basically validated her claims. They're all in a bubble. Interracial dating, especially in the South, doesn't have the same stigma or degree of difficulty that it used to. His white privilege bubble protects him from that reality.

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    • BlissfulIgnorance

      I think her dad tried to talk to her (maybe it was race, maybe the guy is bad news, or maybe the guy is decent but she was acting up, like not focusing on school to spend time with him etc) and she's done the petulant toddler stamp your foot thing and said "you can't tell me what to do, I'm a grown woman" and he's said "well grown women pay for their own college tuition"

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  2. Boofrickinghoo

    Jesus, her asshole parents are now cutting off the entitled asshole they raised? Such first world problems.

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  3. gotanychange

    This entire thing is disgusting. Dad is an ass regardless of which side is being truthful. If he's playing the spoiled card, she's most likely that way because of how she was raised. It's a dick move to suddenly expect her to be able to care for herself (including cutting her off from her savings to pay for school) without giving her the skills to do it. While it's not expected that parents will pay for school, telling her they are and then pulling out is a shit thing to do. I paid my way through school, but I knew I would be all along so it wasn't a problem. Is it too late for her to apply for financial aid, scholarships, and student loans? The idea that so many people think begging for money on the internet is an ok solution to their problems is embarrassing. She has ways of getting through this herself, it just sucks that her parents are racist assholes who didn't teach their child to function on her own.

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    • platypussy

      I was in a situation where my parents originally were going to pay for school, but then they couldn't due to family circumstances, and I was still able to pay my way through college. The FAFSA is accepted until August and most colleges start in late August or September and tuition/fees are usually due by the first week of class. Even if it is too late to apply for FAFSA, she could always take 1 semester off, get a job and earn some money, and then enroll the following semester, not a big deal.

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      • OlyB

        My sister is in college, and the FAFSA had changed. Instead of signing up in January for the same year to grab available funds, you apply during fall the year prior. She might get loans but she's probably screwed for grant monies because those are gonna be long gone and her families' financial situation probably exempts her from receiving need-based assistance.

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    • Cabal of Harpies

      I work in higher Ed; it's likely too late to qualify for scholarships, but honestly every school has different deadlines. It's by no means too late for basic funds from FAFSA (Pell grants, loans). It may be too late for extra, school based grants, or state grants. Everywhere is a little different, but you can apply for a Pell grant even through the year.

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  4. That Wife needs some SELF care

    I went to school with a girl whose father spoiled them rotten ( mom daughters had matching sports cars) and he cut both daughters off after graduation from high school. It was crazy a people couldn't believe that your daddy buys you a brand new iroc-z for your 16 Th but will not give you a penny for community college.

    He felt it built character and I know it took both daughters many years to complete college paying it themselves, I know my friend was so bummed when people were graduating and she was still part time. I paid for college myself but I lived at home so it was doable back in my day but she and her sister had to pay rent cars everything and college.

    I think this chicks story is crap anyway!!

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  5. PricklyPete

    Student. Loans. Go.

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  6. GirlBoss

    I definitely think her Dad sucks but I'm confused why doesn't she just pay for college the way most people whose parents aren't helping them do (aka with loans). If I would have known Gofundme was an option for my college education I wouldn't be $40,000 in debt #eyeroll

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    • PricklyPete

      Yes, that's exactly what I thought. No one owes her a college education for free.

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      • SCC (not the rude one)

        I don't know why this is such a difficult concept for people to grasp.

        Helping adults (which includes 18+ year olds btw), is an option. One most parents will take when they can...and provided their kids aren't assholes...

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  7. Ellen

    Victim culture meets entitlement culture.

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  8. Coco le Rockstud

    People actually give money for this shit!?

    Can I start a Go Fund Me page so I can take my ass to Europe!?

    What ever happened to working your ass off for the things you want, instead of always sticking your hand out??

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    • Bitchy Waves

      A family I know has a Go Fund Me for their 13 year-old daughter to go to Europe. Because she's studying French and works so hard, y'all.
      I didn't give a dime. I work hard and no one has ever paid for me to go to Europe.

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  9. DiamondEyes

    My gad, what did people do with themselves before they could grift on gofundme??

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  10. Purple21

    I'm guessing the GFM is not allowing comments because not everybody empathized with Allie's story. She's still living at home with her parents "because I have nowhere else to live" so I assume they are also feeding her too.

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    • Severus Snark

      Dude. It has got to be hella awkward living off someone you just fed to the Internet to avoid less than being grounded. That's one hell of a reaction to being asked to pull your own weight for once, especially if you're still stupidly depending on your parents for everything.

      I wonder if the cash didn't convince them she could stay.

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  11. Lurky Lou

    Holy f***! She's at $29K in 3 days!

    Brb, going to start a gofundme for something...

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    • noidea

      I'm wondering why she hasn't shut it down. She said she needed 10K. Why are people giving her more? She's not putting it towards anything but herself.

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      • The Goblin Queen

        Because the more the merrier. I know someone who has a gfm for a surgery that wasn't fully covered by her insurance because it was too high tech. She had admitted to me she went to banks to check out loans but she "didn't want to go into debt" bit pretty much she could afford the monthly payments, so she started a Gfm. Her plan was between donations and what the insurance covered, she wouldn't have to pay for anything. Clever right? Why do your part and make sacrifices For your own health if people can just pay it for you? Yes, it was for medical reasons but I got disgusted that she admitted she didn't want to pay for anything so I didn't donate or share her fundraiser.

        On her updates she had stated the fundraiser would be removed by x date but once money rolled in and she got a bit more than what she had asked, it didn't get removed and it's still there over a year later. And yes, her Pinterest was full of European idea vacations around the same time so why pay it forward if you got leftover money and donate to other fundraisers of those with same health problems? Because people are too darn selfish and self entitled.
        Although I no longer keep in touch with this person, the insurance didn't cover as much as she had hoped it would, even after filling multiple claims so she still had to pay a wee bit out of pocket but she got 13k from gfm.

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  12. Spare me the details

    I just saw this on our local news channel's Facebook page.

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  13. gwennaelle

    lol. She made $30k in three days.
    People are so stupid.

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