Noose Found At Obama Presidential Center Worksite

Noose Found At Obama Presidential Center Worksite

After a noose was discovered on the Obama Presidential Center construction site in Chicago on Thursday, the organisation building it temporarily halted work. The noose was reported to the police by Lakeside Alliance, a coalition of at least five Black-owned construction companies, according to an email.

The organisation has halted operations to give employees further anti-bias training, and it has announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the “person or persons guilty for this disgusting conduct.”

In an email, the group stated, “We have zero tolerance for any type of intolerance or hate in our workforce. “We are shocked that this would occur on our site,” it continued.

Sgt. Rocco Alioto, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, stated in an email that the incident is under investigation. Late on Thursday, it was unable to immediately reach Barack Obama’s representatives.

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J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic governor of Illinois, denounced the incident and declared that “hate has no place” in the state. He stated on Twitter that “the noose is more than just a representation of racism; it is a heartbreaking reminder of the murder and terror imposed on Black Americans for millennia.”

There will be a plaza, museum, library, playground, and garden on the south side of Chicago. The Associated Press stated that the construction of the centre will cost $830 million. The centre is scheduled to be finished in 2025, with initial construction beginning in September 2021.

The project will be situated in Jackson Park, a public area that bears the name of the former president and abolitionist Andrew Jackson. The city will eventually acquire ownership.