*Skyy Fisher, the knucklehead who referred to Trayvon Martin as “that faggot black dude in Florida,” is having second and third thoughts about the comment.
Fisher, 28, a member of the Compton Unified School District’s School Board in California recently issued the following statement regarding his controversial utterance and others on a local Internet radio show called Pigzradio:
First and foremost, my deep regret notwithstanding, I realize that I must take the time to address the underlying issues that have brought me to this point, my abuse of alcohol. As a result, I will be taking a leave of absence from my duties as a member of the Compton Unified Board of Trustees for the next 60 days to allow time for me to address a range of personal and health related issues and to seek treatment.
I want to express my deep regret for recent statements that I made and others that have been attributed to me concerning the late Trayvon Martin, Compton Unified School District Interim Superintendent Karen Frison and a Compton Unified School District student and her family.
I want to apologize to the individuals in question, their families and their friends. I understand and am deeply sorry for the unwarranted pain and emotional distress that my ill-conceived and inappropriate remarks caused them to experience.
I apologize for my use of the f-word and the b-word. I have never been. homophobic and I do not condone the disrespecting of women
I also want to apologize to my colleagues on the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees, District employees and especially, to the students and community that we are privileged to serve. My comments have created an unnecessary distraction for a District on the brink of transformation and I know comes as a disappointment to my supporters and everyone engaged in the important work of educating Compton’s students.
Again, I want to apologize to everyone affected by my remarks and respectfully request patience, forbearance and privacy while I undertake this journey.
Fisher, one of the youngest people to ever be elected to office in Compton, admits to having a problem with alcohol but had recently attended a rally in Carson, California in support of justice for Trayvon Martin. Having been elected to the school board for only 5 months, Fisher says that he should have stopped playing the character he’s played on that radio show for the past two years of a Larry Elder type self-hating black man when he first got elected to the schoolboard and that drinking didn’t help the situation either.
Fisher, who is highly respected and seen as one of Compton’s up and coming political stars is embarrassed and extremely sorry for his comments and says that this incident helped him to better see that he needs to seek help for his abuse of alcohol.
One good thing he’s done is enlist the expertise of crisis communications and political strategist Jasmyne Cannick, who besides being good at what she does is also, openly gay herself and from the city of Compton.