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A Tennessee official resigned because he said that the KKK was more American than Obama


An official working at the Shelby County Corrections Center in Tennessee resigned over comments he made about the Ku Klux Klan and President Obama on Facebook, reports CBS News.

David Barber, the former deputy director of the corrections facility, wrote on Facebook, "The KKK is more American than the illegal president, among others."

Barber made the comments via social media on his own time, not while he was working. 

Screenshots of the post were circulated around social media. 

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office announced in a statement that Barber offered his resignation after a conversation about his comments. 

“After discussing the offensive nature of the comments and the impact they would have on the corrections center, he offered to resign and it was accepted by Corrections Director William Gupton,” the statement said. 

Barber worked as the deputy director of the corrections center for more than 17 years. He was named deputy director two years ago. 

He had previously served as the facility's finance administrator. 

Barber's comments drew widespread criticism on social media. 

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