Some constituents are unhappy with what they perceive to be policies that are racist Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino
The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh is not the types of casino that usually makes headlines. But one politician that is local concerned that the casino has recently placed policies into place that show an ugly pattern one that might, in fact, be discriminatory towards black colored patrons.
Earlier this month, an Allegheny County councilwoman called Amanda Green Hawkins wrote a page to the casino’s general manager. In the letter, she asked a question that is pointed why several events that seemed become targeted at the local African-American community had been cancelled, put through 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 been allegations of race discrimination,’ Hawkins said. ‘Constituents have called me or written me e-mails about things they’ve seen going on [at Rivers Casino] that they state are only racism.’
There were examples that are several recent 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 discovered that the big event was overcrowding the area it was being held in, and so shut the event down early. However, there h