Michigan Department of Civil rights

9:19 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Bill would make state civil rights department pay schools that have to change mascots

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Saugatuck Representative Bob Genetski co-sponsoring bill that would create fund for schools that have to change Native-American mascots
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights earlier this year filed a federal complaint asking the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights to issue an order prohibiting the use of American Indian mascots, names, nicknames, slogans, chants and imagery.
6:31 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Pokagon Tribe, schools consider use of nicknames, mascots

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State Department of Civil Rights has filed a complaint with federal Education Department asking for a ban on Indian nicknames and imagery.
DOWAGIAC - Consensus may be elusive among Pokagon Band Potawatomi when it comes to what they think about schools using Indian nicknames and mascots, a tribal spokeswoman said.
6:16 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Saugatuck High School doesn't plan to change nickname despite complaint

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The state Department of Civil rights has filed a complaint with the federal government over schools using American Indian names and mascots.
State Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, sent a letter to the state requesting the complaint be withdrawn
7:53 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Report finds discrimination against LGBT community hurts state economy

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Report comes from Michigan Department of Civil Rights, which has long supported adding sexual orientation to the state's anti-discrimination law.
LANSING, MI - A report from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights found that Michigan's economy would benefit from an anti-discrimination law that includes protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. The study found that the "current state of discrimination" compels some professionals and college graduates to leave Michigan in favor of more welcoming states.