Destroying art depicting slavery shatters everyone’s shared past

New York Post | Nicole Gelinas:

Corey Menafee, a Yale University employee, took a broomstick and smashed a stained-glass window depicting two slaves because, he said, he wanted to commit “civil disobedience” against the legacy of slavery. But in destroying art, ironically, all he did was make it harder for people to learn about the evils of slavery. Menafee, 38, was cleaning Calhoun College in June when he came across the window showing two slaves, a man and a woman, carrying cotton over their heads… Read more

Image: Davenport College at Yale University: Shutterstock

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