About The Commission

  • The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 to carry out the guarantees against discrimination articulated in Article I, Section 2. As further stated in Article V, Section 29, the state constitution directs the Commission to investigate alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin and to "secure the equal protection of such civil rights without such discrimination". Public Acts 453 and 220 of 1976 and subsequent amendments have added sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disabilities to the original four protected categories.

    Arthur Horwitz Rasha Demashkieh

    Co-Chairs: Arthur M. Horwitz and Rasha Demashkieh

Flint Water Crisis Hearings

  • MCRC Flint Water Crisis Hearings

    The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) unanimously passed a resolution in January 2016 to conduct hearings regarding alleged discrimination involving residents of the city of Flint and their public water supply.