Some constituents are unhappy in what they perceive become policies that are racist Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino
The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh is not the kind of casino that usually makes headlines. But one local politician is 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 named Amanda Green Hawkins wrote a page to the casino’s general supervisor. In the page, she asked a pointed question about why several events that seemed become targeted at the local African-American community have been cancelled, afflicted by 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 policies that are racist
‘There have been allegations of competition discrimination,’ Hawkins stated. ‘Constituents have actually called me or written me emails about things they will have seen going on [at Rivers Casino] that they state are only racism.’
There have been 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 found that the event was overcrowding the area it was being held in, and so shut the event down early. However, (more…)