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Black Columbia Student’s Confrontation With Security Becomes Flashpoint Over Racism on Campus
josé a. alvarado jr.
May 2, 2019
Location: barnard college
In April I spent a morning with Alexander McNab, 23, at Barnard College for the NY Times. The college is the site of a video recorded encounter between Alexander and campus security officers that went viral and sparked a conversation about racial biases on campus.

 Black Columbia Student’s Confrontation With Security Becomes Flashpoint Over Racism on Campus
A video of Alexander McNab being pinned down by security officers is adding to a broader conversation about how students of color are treated at one of the nation’s most prominent universities.

JOSÉ A. ALVARADO JR.

José A. Alvarado Jr. is a visual storyteller devoted to documenting cultural and social issues, as well as human interest stories in the US and Puerto Rico.
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