The construction of the Obama Presidential Center was put on hold for an alleged hate crime.
A noose was found on the construction site.
Lakeside Alliance, the company tasked with building the center, halted construction to initiate diversity training.
No Place for Hate
Lakeside Alliance stated, “We have zero tolerance for any form of bias or hate on our worksite.
“Anti-bias training is included in our onboarding process and reiterated during site-wide meetings.
“We are suspending all operations onsite in order to provide another series of these trainings and conversations for all staff and workers.”
The Obama Foundation added, “This shameless act of cowardice and hate is designed to get attention and divide us.
“Our priority is protecting the health and safety of our workforce.
“We have notified authorities who are investigating the incident.”
The Chicago Police Department added, “We are aware of this matter, and it is under investigation.”
Governor Pritzker added, “Hate has no place in Illinois.
“The noose is more than a symbol of racism, it is a heart-stopping reminder of the violence and terror inflicted on Black Americans for centuries.”
Lakeside Alliance is also offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the incident.
Source: Fox News