My Father Disowned Me For Marrying A Nigerian – American Woman

Crystal Ellis OwonubiCrystal Ellis Owonubi lives in Jos with her family. She has been sharing her story with other Americans and people from other parts of the world via a popular Facebook page which has more than 23,000 likes, ‘Mixed and Happy: I support mixed-raced families!” Here’s something she wrote.

“I am a white American that married a Nigerian. I grew up in Bauxite, Arkansas. I have lived in Nigeria for the past 7 years with my husband. We have two children together. We have been married for 12 years now. My father has never met my husband and has refused to accept my children also.

When I had my first baby, a little girl that is now 12 years old. I called my father and said that I wanted to come and see him for Christmas with my baby. He said, “I don’t want any black people in my home!” and hung up the phone!

I grew up in an all white school with only one mixed girl in the school. I was treated horribly in school because I dated a black boy that lived in the next town at the age of 16. My father told me that he would disown me and to this day, I have never received a phone call from him.

I was called nigger lover in school and nobody wanted to sit by me. I knew what it felt like to be rejected. I was sent away to several different homes for troubled children because my mother did not want me to be with a black person. She would lock the phone up in her room. But, today I live in the blackest nation, Nigeria. And today I am happy that I did not end up racist like them or should I say ignorant.”I am holding back my tears.

“I thank God that he gave me a family of my own! He has blessed me with a wonderful man that understands me and loves me for who I am. He has blessed me with a wonderful family that accepts me regardless of my skin color and regardless of where I come from. Even though my mother and father in law are both deceased now, I thank God for their lives and how they were able to show me love before they went on to be with the Lord.
Crystal Ellis Owonubi
“Many people have been amazed that I am been able to stay in Nigeria for this long, but now I am ready to share my story. This is not the full story nor is it the ending of the story, so watch out for my book… coming soon! God wrote my story, but I wrote the book. I pray that many peoples lives will be touched by my story and that lives will be changed.”

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  1. prince Reply

    well i’ve got to realise that untill the habith of racism is out of peoples life that’s when peace can come the world. well who knows that a black black man can rule America and even rule well with his GOD’s mind. well forget your father it’s the people you leave with that are your parent. so let GOD george him with his racism.and i wish you best of luck in life.

    • Marthins Reply

      Dear friend,as u have find happiness in ur life with ur own family nither ur father nor ur mother will choose whom u share ur live life with for God knows the best of u.forgive them for they do not understand,

  2. Anonymous Reply

    Your Dad was right. You are a race traitor and must have some sort of wierd self-hatred thing going on inside you.

  3. Anonymous Reply

    Your story is a breath of fresh air and hope in our world so often distorted by the opinions of bigots, racists and assorted hatreds. We need to see more people following their hearts and not the flow. Daro

  4. Anonymous Reply

    I can’t believe how racist ignorant people can be. I live in India which is one of the most racist countries on earth. I know what racism is. As far as ‘black people’ are concerned, they are some of the most gentle, generous, loving and friendly people I know. I don’t understand what the hate is about when all of us humans are made in the image of God.Pity on us humans.

  5. Anonymous Reply

    U r an amazing person

  6. Anonymous Reply

    Anonymous : U r truly amazing . God bless u & ur family.

  7. Anonymous Reply

    Hahaha you just a blanket lol

  8. Anonymous Reply

    Good for you. Go to hell.

  9. Anonymous Reply

    A lot of butthurt racists in these comments. Screw all of you, if you can’t accept the fact that she is contempt with her life, then you need to be rethinking your lives.

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