Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yale Rehires Worker Who Smashed Window Depicting Slavery

A black former Yale University dining services worker who smashed a stained-glass window depicting slaves and then resigned has gotten his job back.

Corey Menafee says he destroyed the window inside Calhoun College in New Haven, Connecticut, last month because he found it offensive. The name of the residential college has sparked protests because it honors former Vice President John C. Calhoun, an 1804 Yale graduate and an ardent defender of slavery.

Menafee apologized for breaking the window. Yale said it was willing to let him return to work next week.

Menafee’s attorney says he’s “delighted to accept Yale’s offer” and he’ll report for work Monday morning.


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