Man who smashed window depicting slaves wants his job back


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The former Yale University dining hall worker who resigned after smashing a stained-glass window depicting slaves is asking for his job back.

An attorney for Corey Menafee says she has been in discussions with the office of Yale’s general counsel. Yale says it has agreed to a meeting.

Menafee resigned last month after taking a broomstick to the window inside a Calhoun College dining hall. He called the depiction offensive.

His attorney, Patricia Kane, said Monday that Menafee had been under the impression that Yale would not pursue criminal charges if he quit, but the resignation agreement specifies only that Yale would not seek restitution for the window. Yale has asked state prosecutors to drop criminal charges against Menafee.

Menafee formally asked through his union to be reinstated.

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This story has been corrected to show that the Yale worker resigned, and was not fired.

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