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Pittsburgh Rivers Casino Accused of Racist Policies

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Pittsburgh Rivers Casino Accused of Racist Policies

Some constituents are unhappy in what they perceive to be racist policies at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino

The streams Casino in Pittsburgh is not the type or form of casino that always makes headlines. But one local politician is concerned 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 known as Amanda Green Hawkins wrote a letter to the casino’s general manager. In the letter, she asked a question that is pointed why several events that seemed become aimed at the local African-American community was 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 Racist Policies Questioned

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

There have been examples that are several current months that prompted the letter. Into the letter, Hawkins highlighted an event held month that is last a black motorcycle club called the Pittsburgh Ruff Ryders. The casino discovered that the function was overcrowding the area it was being held in, and so shut the event down early. Howe (more…)