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Texas School Board Member Posts KKK 'White Christmas' on Facebook (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Hooks Independent School District (ISD) board member Chris Harris recently apologized for a Nov. 24 Facebook posting that showed a picture of a KKK member and the caption, “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas.”

Former Hooks, Tx., resident Jared Smith discovered the Facebook posting on Nov. 29 and posted screenshots on his blog. The story was picked up by a local news station.

"News travels fast and you have to be careful, because it can do a lot of damage to you and others," Hooks ISD Superintendent Ronnie Thompson told NBC 6 News (video below). "People can get into trouble quickly."

Harris posted some long apologies on Facebook insisting that he was not really a racist.

ISD school board members will meet on Dec. 15 to decide whether or not Harris should be fired.

RawStory.com reports that Harris posted more than the single KKK message on Nov. 24.

Apparently, Harris was inspired to post several racist images and messages based on the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

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Harris, who boasted he is an NRA member, posted another picture of some Klansmen with the caption, "Does this picture make me look racist?"

He also posted a picture of the Missouri Career Center with the message, "The only building untouched in the Ferguson riots."

He also wrote, "I could tell that y'all racist jackass president was pissed to surprise his dumbass didn't do an executive order to convict Officer Wilson."

Sources: Skepticpugilist.blogspot.com, NBC 6 News, RawStory.com