“The MDCR exists to protect Michigan's marginalized communities, including women, from discrimination. After reading the comments Augustin Arbulu made, we no longer feel confident in his ability to do that job.
Arbulu should have resigned as soon as these comments became public—and if he refuses to do so, the commissioners should fire him.”
Last week, the director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights made several comments objectifying women, including one calling his own daughter "hot." He says he does not plan to resign, despite Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state legislators calling for him to resign or be fired.