Pittsburgh Rivers Casino Accused of Racist Policies

Pittsburgh Rivers Casino Accused of Racist Policies

Some constituents are unhappy with what they perceive become racist policies at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino

The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh is not the type or form of casino that always makes headlines. But one local politician is worried that the casino has recently put policies into place that show an ugly pattern one that might, in fact, be discriminatory towards black 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 question that is pointed why several events that seemed to be aimed at the local African-American community had been 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 policies that are racist

‘There have been allegations of race discrimination,’ Hawkins said. ‘Constituents have called me or written me emails about things they will have seen going on [at Rivers Casino] that they say are just racism.’

There were examples that are several recent months that prompted the letter. Into the page, Hawkins highlighted an event held last month by a black motorcycle club called the Pittsburgh Ruff Ryders. The casino found that the big event was overcrowding the certain area it had been held in, and so shut the event down early. However, there have been questions Continue reading Pittsburgh Rivers Casino Accused of Racist Policies