Some constituents are unhappy using what they perceive to be policies that are racist Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino
The streams Casino in Pittsburgh is not the form of casino that usually makes headlines. But one politician that is local worried that the casino has recently placed policies into place that show an ugly pattern one that might, in reality, be discriminatory towards black patrons.
Earlier this month, an Allegheny County councilwoman known as Amanda Green Hawkins wrote a letter to the casino’s general manager. In the letter, she asked a pointed question about why several events that seemed to be targeted at the local African-American community was indeed cancelled, subjected to higher pricing, or faced other unequal conditions.
According to Councilwoman Hawkins, the page follows a pattern of reports she received from her constituents.
Possibly Racist Policies Questioned
‘There have actually been allegations of competition discrimination,’ Hawkins stated. ‘Constituents have called me or written me e-mails about things they’ve seen going on [at Rivers Casino] that they say are simply racism.’
There were several examples in present months that prompted the letter. In the letter, Hawkins highlighted an event held last month by a black motorcycle club called the Pittsburgh Ruff Ryders. The casino unearthed that the big event was overcrowding the area it had been held in, and so shut the event down early. However, t Continue reading