CHICAGO (CBS) — The CEO and co-owner of Second City is stepping down amid accusations of institutional racism at the famed theater.
In a letter posted on the Second City website, Andrew Alexander said he failed to create and “anti-racist environment.”READ MORE: MISSING: Cherish Taylor, 13, Last Seen In Auburn Gresham
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Alexander’s resignation comes after actor Dewayne Perkins said the company created obstacles for performers of color.MORE NEWS: 73-Year-Old Man Dies In Rollover Crash Near Grant Park
Alexander also said in his letter the next executive director of Second City will be a person of color.