An Iredell-Statesville school board member seeking re-election May 6 has removed a photo from her public Facebook page that shows her costumed in blackface at a 2009 Halloween event, the (Statesville) Record & Landmark reported.
Anna Bonham is white and said she meant no offense when she dressed as someone she admires -- tennis star Serena Williams, who is black, according to the newspaper.
The newspaper quoted Daniel Kreiss, a professor of political communication at UNC Chapel Hill, as saying candidates who are self-aware are typically sensitive to what they post on social media sites.
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