Texas school official who posted KKK ‘white Christmas’ image on Facebook: I’m not racist
A Texas school board member is facing disciplinary action over his racist Facebook post.
Chris Harris, an elected member of the Hooks Independent School Board, posted a viral image of a Ku Klux Klan member with the caption, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.”
He apologized for the post after receiving negative feedback in the comments, reported KTAL-TV.
Harris said he realized the post was inappropriate and offensive, but he insisted he was not racist.
His Facebook profile no longer appears to be active, and he declined requests for additional comment.
“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.”
The school board is scheduled to meet Dec. 15, and members will likely vote on whether Harris should be removed if he has not resigned by then.
Harris, who is a self-employed electrical contractor, was elected to the school board in 2012.
Watch this video report posted online by KTAL-TV: