Thursday, July 14, 2016

Black Yale Worker Loses Job After Smashing Racist Glass Panel Showing Slaves With Cotton - MIC

by Jordan Taylor 
Originally published: July 12, 2016
Publisher. Mic.com 

A black dining hall employee at Yale University is out of a job after smashing a glass panel depicting slaves carrying bales of cotton, according to the New Haven Independent.

38-year-old Corey Menafee, who'd been working at the school since 2007, reportedly said he was tired of coming to work and seeing the "racist, very degrading" image. 

So he took action: "I took a broomstick, and it was kind of high, and I climbed up and reached up and broke it," Menafee said, according to the New Haven Independent. "It's 2016, I shouldn't have to come to work and see things like that."

"I just said, 'That thing's coming down today. I'm tired of it,'" he continued. "I put myself in a position to do it, and did it."