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Skyy Fisher recall, Compton Unified School District, California (2012)

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An effort to recall Skyy Fisher from his position on the school board of the Compton Unified School District in California was launched in August 2012.[1] The recall effort failed in October 2012 when recall organizers did not submit signatures. Fisher was elected to the board in 2011.

Reasons for recall

The Compton chapter of the NAACP initiated the recall effort. The catalyst for recall was a profanity-laced Internet podcast in which Fisher referred to the district superintendent, who had refused to give Fisher a district car, with insulting names.[2] Fisher also used a gay slur to describe slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Fisher, who wore a hoodie to a school board meeting in apparent solidarity with Martin, disclosed that he had worn the hoodie as a publicity stunt.[3] Fisher also ridiculed a father who alleged that his daughter had been raped. After the podcast was discovered in May, Fisher took a 60-day leave of absence.[1]

Path to the ballot

Recall organizers needed to collect 10,000 signatures by October 7.[1] As of October 29, it appeared that signatures had not been submitted, and that the recall effort had ended.

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