Some constituents are unhappy with what they perceive to be racist policies at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino
The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh is not the type of casino that always makes headlines. But one politician that is local worried that the casino has recently put policies into place that show an ugly pattern one that might, in reality, be discriminatory towards black colored patrons.
Earlier this month, an Allegheny County councilwoman named Amanda Green Hawkins wrote a letter to the casino’s general manager. In the page, she asked a pointed question about why several events that seemed to be directed at the local African-American community had been cancelled, subjected to higher pricing, or faced other unequal conditions.
According to Councilwoman Hawkins, a pattern is followed by the letter of reports she received from her constituents.
Perhaps Racist Policies Questioned
‘There have been allegations of battle discrimination,’ Hawkins said. ‘Constituents have actually called me or written me emails about things they will have seen going on [at Rivers Casino] that they say are simply racism.’
There were several examples in current months that prompted the letter. In the page, Hawkins highlighted an event held month that is last a black motorcycle club called the Pittsburgh Ruff Ryders. The casino unearthed that the function was overcrowding the area it was being held in, and so shut the event down early. However, t Read more