Civil rights director under fire
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Calls for the director of the Michigan agency that investigates discrimination complaints to resign are growing as new details have emerged about inappropriate comments that he has admitted objectified women.
The Civil Rights Commission reprimanded but didn’t fire Department of Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu after an investigation into remarks he made to a male staffer during a break at a listening session. Documents obtained by news outlets Friday said that the staffer reported Arbulu told him such things as “would you look at that woman” and said he should “check out” her butt. The staffer said Arbulu then commented on the staffer’s sexual orientation when the staffer objected to Arbulu’s remarks.