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.
Flint Water Crisis
After a year-long investigation, three public hearings, testimony of more than 150 residents, community leaders, experts, academics and government officials, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission finds that race and racism played a significant role in causing the Flint water crisis, and all races were victims.
Read the full Commission report, "The Flint Water Crisis: Systemic Racism Through the Lens of Flint" here.
Commission Meeting Notices
- Public Notice - February 17, 2017 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Public Notice - January 23, 2017 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Public Notice - December 5, 2016 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Request for Written Testimony - Flint Water
- Public Notice - September 26, 2016 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Public Notice - Flint Water Hearing - Sept. 8, 2016 Civil Rights Commission
- Public Notice - July 25, 2016 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Public Hearing - Flint Water Situation, July 14, 2016 Civil Rights Commission
- Public Notice - May 23, 2016 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Public Notice - April 28, 2016 Civil Rights Commission Meeting