Some constituents are unhappy using what they perceive to be racist policies at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino
The streams Casino in Pittsburgh is not the sort 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 an Allegheny County councilwoman named Amanda Green Hawkins wrote a letter to the casino’s general manager month. In the letter, she asked a pointed question about why several events that seemed to be aimed at the local African-American community was terminated, afflicted by higher pricing, or faced other unequal conditions.
According to Councilwoman Hawkins, the letter follows a pattern of reports she received from her constituents.
Perhaps Racist Policies Questioned
‘There have been allegations of competition discrimination,’ Hawkins said. ‘Constituents have actually called me or written me emails about things they have seen going on [at Rivers Casino] that they state are only racism.’
There were several examples in recent months that prompted the letter. Within the letter, Hawkins highlighted an event held last month by a black motorcycle club called the Pittsburgh Ruff Ryders. The casino discovered that the event was overcrowding the certain area it had been held in, and so shut the event down early. However, there w