A black dishwasher at Yale University has caused quite a stir. 38 year old Corey Menafee was arrested after police say that he SMASHED a stain glass window using a broomstick. The window, which was centuries old, had images of a slave carrying bales of cotton.
Corey spoke with the media and told them that he showed up to work last month and was fed up with looking at the “racist, very degrading” imagery.
“I just said, ‘That thing’s coming down today. I’m tired of it,’” Menafee told the New Haven Independent.
The stained glass window is located in Yale’s Calhoun residential college dining hall, named after the pro-slavery former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun.
The window shows two slaves, one man and one woman, carrying large baskets of picked cotton atop their heads while standing in a field.
“It’s 2016, I shouldn’t have to come to work and see things like that,” Menafee said.