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Compton school board member under fire for using gay slur

May 4, 2012 |  8:34 am

 Local civil rights leaders are calling for the resignation of Compton school board member Skyy Fisher after he unleashed a profanity-laced tirade on an Internet podcast in which he used gay slurs to refer to Trayvon Martin and other derogatory terms to describe the Compton school superintendent.

"Unfortunately, such language in our community has been shared openly about gay people too long," said Paul Scott, president of L.A. Black Gay Pride.

The podcast covers several topics, including how Fisher could wear a Martin-like a hoodie to score publicity and comments about an alleged molestation at Davis Middle School.

Fisher has said he didn't know he was being recorded.


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