“Like many of our community members, I was gravely disappointed to hear of Mayor Poynter’s incredibly disturbing and racist comments. There is truly nothing in this world that can serve to justify white supremacy, and for Mayor Poynter to suggest otherwise is absolutely unacceptable. Serving our community as an elected official is an immense responsibility that should not be taken lightly. With his hateful comments, Mayor Poynter has exposed himself as an unfit leader for this moment. He is not the mayor of the hateful few, but was elected by the people and took an oath to represent us all. Harper Woods is a thriving, diverse and vibrant community, and it’s long overdue for our city hall to match.”