The Black man who shattered a stained-glass window at Yale that depicted a slave scene got his job back, CBS News reports.
The controversial panel, which shows slaves picking cotton, was in Yale’s Calhoun residential college dining hall, named in honor of slavery advocate and former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun. African-American students and university officials are in a battle over racially insensitive images and facilities that honor those who defended slavery.
Menafee, 38, said the student movement didn’t influence his decision to break the glass pane. He was just fed up by having to see images of slavery in his workplace. So, on June 13, he used a broomstick to smash it.
The New Haven, Connecticut police arrested Menafee and charged him with a second-degree misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment and a first-degree felony charge of criminal mischief.
Yale has asked the state’s attorney to drop all charges against him.