According to the New York Times, a white male Mint employee shaped a rope, generally used for tying up coin bags, into a noose and left it at the workstation of an African-American co-worker.
Mint officials, as well as union leaders, have declined to comment. However, Mint officials sent an email statement saying, “We have absolutely zero tolerance for the kind of misconduct reported at the Mint. Secretary Mnuchin has directed that this matter be handled swiftly and seriously. The investigation is moving ahead quickly…we strive every day for a workplace environment that is welcoming and safe for all.”