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Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Ann Arbor Public Schools

With the help of the University of Michigan’s Civil Rights Litigation Initiative, a black student from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.  

LGBT
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The state Department of Civil Rights is now accepting complaints from people who say they’ve faced discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.  It’s also getting ready to defend its right to do so.


Lawmakers Step In On School Mascot Issue

Nov 13, 2017
Michigan Capitol
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Democrats in Lansing want to make schools get rid of mascots that may be considered racially insensitive. 


Immigration
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Governor Rick Snyder is asking Congress to act to protect people from deportation who were brought to the country illegally as children.  The governor was responding to President Trump’s announcement that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will end in six months. 


Michigan Department of Education
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Reports of bullying and harassment are up in Michigan schools following last week’s election.  And state officials are speaking out.


Stop Bullying
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The Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission will host an anti-bullying forum tomorrow in Ann Arbor.  


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The Director of the Michigan Office for New Americans will be among the speakers during this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Day Celebration at the Michigan Capitol.