By Elaine Magliaro
Yesterday, KTAL TV reported that Chris Harris, a board member for the Hooks Independent School District, apologized after he posted an image of a Ku Klux Klan member with a caption reading “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” to his Facebook page. After Harris received some negative feedback to his posting of the offensive image, he apologized. Ahiza Garcia (TPM) said that Harris posted two apologies saying that he was deeply sorry and realized that the image he had posted was inappropriate and had offended people. Harris also said that his posting of the Ku Klux Klan image was “meant as a joke”–and that it “got taken way out of context.” Garcia added that Harris “maintained in both apologies that he was not ‘a racist.'”
Hooks ISD Superintendent Ronnie Thompson said, “News travels fast and you have to be careful, because it can do a lot of damage to you and others. People can get into trouble quickly.” Thompson added that “the other school board members would decide whether to fire Harris…They govern me. That is who I answer to…They govern each other. It is in their hands.”
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The problem with Facebook (and free speech) is that well have to “like” what we share;
whether we “like” it
I’d like a white Christmas too but snow not hoods and sheets.
What do people think? Has this guy read face book for dummies yet?
There are a lot of bad jokes on fb. There is a lot of racist crap on fb. This guy combined the two.