About The Commission

  • Governor Whitmer Appoints Three to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission - 12/17/20

    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.

    Stacie Clayton, Vice Chair, Michigan Civil Rights Commission          Zenna Elhasan, Michigan Civil Rights Commission

    Chair: Stacie Clayton               Vice Chair: Zenna Faraj Elhasan

Education Equity in Michigan Report

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    The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has stated that an effective education is a basic civil right. The Commission has now released a comprehensive report describing inequities in Michigan's K-12 education system and detailing specific recommendations for action that policy makers and educators can implement to make achieving educational equity a priority in all Michigan schools. The report is the culmination of a series of public hearings throughout the state and a year-long examination of disparities in K-12 education in Michigan.

    Read the full Commission report, "Education Equity in Michigan" here.

Flint Water Crisis

Public Comments on Scope of Sex Discrimination - ELCRA