My mom does not approve of me dating people from other races. She has made that very plain. I go to a school that is very racially mixed, and I can't help but have half my friends be of other races. I really am not trying to rebel against her, but, one of my close friends and I started having feelings for each other. I've been keeping it a secret for a while, but she found out and she's threatening to disown me. I'm turning 18 soon and she's been saying I'll be kicked out. He is a good guy. She doesn't care if I date white boys. Please help me, I don't know what to do. She needs help but I'm not the one to tell her.
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