The City of Southfield is proud to be a diverse community that is inclusive of all people. Southfield elected officials, staff and residents of numerous ethnic and religious backgrounds work effectively together every day to maintain the high quality of life that we have all come to expect and appreciate. No Southfield elected officials or staff condone this type of negative, deconstructive and harmful propaganda that is both unfounded and untrue.
“Our community is strong, inclusive and celebrates diversity,” commented Mayor Donald Fracassi. “We as a community are appalled that this type of reprehensible material has been distributed. We stand together unified as Southfielders against racism of any kind. This type of material does not represent Southfield or the views of our residents who live peacefully together in harmony from virtually all walks of life.”
“For the past 50 years, the city of Southfield has been an exemplary example of diversity and cultural inclusiveness,” added Council President Sylvia Jordan. “Southfield is a wonderful melting pot of families from all cultures who are seeking a great place to call home. It is personally heartbreaking to me to see that someone thinks so little of our community, and our progress, that they would take it upon themselves to attempt to create this false divide.”
Apparently.. these were flyers left in lawns in Southfield this weekend. pic.twitter.com/J4Ctlu3B3w— O (@BlameOtis) August 23, 2015
Kenson says no one on flyer supports the message of hate. In fact he said they are saddened and insulted by the flyer and goes against the diversity that makes the city of Southfield great. He adds it's likely an unfortunate product of dirty politics.