I am interested in someone who my parents disapprove of because of his race. I am (removed) and he is (removed). my parents told me they don't care if I marry a (removed) guy who doesn't even pray as long as he is (removed). the man I am interested in does his requirements and goes above to help people. I will be moving out for graduate school so I was wondering if I still need their permission to get married to him

Father is Wali (guardian) it is an obligatory precaution that take permission from father. You may involve any scholar of your town or elders of the family to resolve the issue.