Black Yale Employee Arrested For Smashing Window Depicting Slaves Picking Cotton

NEW HAVEN, Conn.– An African-American man working at Yale University lost his job after breaking a stain-glassed window showing slaves picking cotton.

Corey Menafee, 38, told the New Haven Independent that he broke the “racist, very degrading” image with a broom handle in a frustrated outburst on June 13. Menafee was arrested and now faces felony charges, reports the newspaper.

“I just said, ‘That thing’s coming down today. I’m tired of it,’” he added. “I put myself in a position to do it, and did it.”

Read the full story at the New Haven Independent.

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