Compton NAACP moves to recall school board member
The Compton chapter of the NAACP has launched an effort to recall Skyy Fisher from his seat on the Compton Unified School District board.
In an Internet podcast, Fisher referred to the district superintendent with insulting names and used a gay slur to describe slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
The 28-year-old Fisher, who was elected to his seat last year, later took a 60-day leave of absence.
His profanity-filled rant, first reported in May by L.A. Weekly, criticized Compton Supt. Karen Frison for not giving him a district car, ridiculed a father who alleged that his daughter had been raped and disclosed plans to get publicity by wearing a hoodie in support of Martin, an unarmed black youth who was shot and killed in Florida in February.
Paulette Simpson Gipson, president of the Compton NAACP, called Fisher “an embarrassment and disgrace to the city” and said he “is not a role model for our children.”
She said the organization will hold an event outside district headquarters at 501 S. Santa Fe Ave. at 5 p.m. Tuesday to promote the campaign.
She said the organization had until Oct. 7 to collect 10,000 signatures supporting Fisher’s recall. She declined to say how many had been collected so far.
-- Sam Quinones