A teenage girl has shared the racist texts her father sent her after she went to prom with a black friend.

Anna Hayes, from Arkansas, asked Phillip Freeman to be her date and later shared pictures of the pair on Facebook. It was then that she received these shocking messages from her father.

Credit: Twitter/Anna Hayes

She sent them over to Phillip who shared them on Twitter.

Speaking to Buzzfeed, she explained that she didn't know that Phillip was going to share the texts, but she's very happy that he did. She explained: "It's important for people to see that racism is very much alive."

Anna lived with her dad when she was younger after her parents divorced, but she later moved in with her mum. Since then, their relationship has been pretty much nonexistent.

"He had always been openly racist around me when I was growing up in his household, but it never really occurred to me what it exactly meant to be racist, when you're a child you look at the world completely different," she told Buzzfeed.

"He has told me that if I ever dated a black guy that I will and would be dead to him," she said. "I stood my ground for what I believe in. He has called me several horrible things before."

She explained that her mother was 'horrified and felt terrible' but 'there is nothing she can do'.

Anna added: "This just hurt more because I can not believe how anyone can hate someone they don't even know because of their skin color."

She's since taken to Facebook to clear some things up.

Facebook/Anna Hayes

As mentioned in her post, she is in a relationship with Austin Starnes and has been since 2013.

Anna and Austin. Credit: Facebook/Anna Hayes

She explained: "This is not relevant to the situation at all, but some of you thought it was."

People have taken to Twitter to share their horror at the rant.

Unbelievable that this kind of attitude is still alive in 2017.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Anna Hayes

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is an NCTJ trained Trending Journalist at LADbible and has worked here since 2015. She launched the 'LAD of the Week' feature in 2016 and has run it single-handedly ever since. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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