I am writing in response to the Aug. 14 article that summarized the alleged racism against the Rivers Casino by Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins ("Racism Alleged Against Rivers Casino"). I was appalled by the nature of the allegations, especially because many African-Americans I know heartily support the Rivers by their frequent attendance and generous "contributions" that help the Rivers' coffers to prosper.
It is astounding that the management felt it could overcharge the Omega Psi Phi fraternity without fear of future repercussions. As a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha society, I can attest that the founders of African-American Greek-lettered organizations created each organization for the same reason, to establish some form of sisterhood, brotherhood, scholarship and service to the African-American community. Additionally, these groups have provided a training ground for leadership by providing an environment where members could actively nurture and utilize their talents and abilities. Moreover, these organizations provide a social and academic support system for college students.
If the allegations are correct, the general manager, Craig Clark, should be terminated because he failed to realize that many African-American Greek fraternity and sorority members hold positions of leadership in society and have changed history in ways that one could never imagine.