A Texas school board member is in hot water after posting a picture of the Ku Klux Klan on his Facebook page.
According to local affiliate KTAL, Chris Harris, a member of the Hooks Independent School Board, posted a picture of the KKK with the caption “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.”
Although Harris later admitted that posting the picture was a bad judgement call on his part, he denies being racist. He apologized about the image after getting negative reactions from people who saw the offensive picture.
“News travels fast and you have to be careful, because it can do a lot of damage to you and others,” said Superintendent Ronnie Thompson. “People can get into trouble quickly.”
Thompson, however, did not address how the image of a domestic terrοr organization may be offensive to both African-American students and parents.
The board will decide whether Harris remains with the school district.
“They govern me. That is who I answer to,” said Thompson. “They govern each other. It is in their hands.”
Harris isn’t the only school official to recently make headlines due to a racially inflammatory social media post.
Booker T. Washington high school students in Virginia recently protested a retweet sent by Assistant Principal Amy Strickland. The picture showed seven white girls with seven black boys, appearing to be on their way to a prom. The picture was captioned with the words, “every white girl’s father’s worse nightmare or no.” The tweet was retweeted from the “OrNahhTweets” account.
“Me being a young African-American, I don’t think of myself as anyone’s worst nightmare,” Michael Lemelle, a student at Booker T. Washington, told 13 News Now.
The tweet was eventually taken down but not before being screen captured by several students.