a group of people standing in a room© Supplied by Entercom Radio, LLCNEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The president of Barnard Faculty is apologizing to a Columbia College pupil seen pinned down by safety officers in a viral video that has sparked allegations of racial profiling.

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The scholar, Alexander McNab, walked throughout Broadway to Barnard after a dance class at Columbia late Thursday evening as a result of he heard there was free meals on the school.

A public security officer referred to as out to McNab, after which a number of different officers arrived, grabbing and pushing McNab, who had not proven them his ID.

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One other pupil took mobile phone video of the tense encounter, which went viral and sparked outrage on-line.

“Take your palms off me. Take your physique off me,” McNab says within the video. “I didn’t contact anyone. I didn’t violate anyone.”

“That is the third time Barnard public security has chased me down, and you set your palms on me,” he says. “I did not contact any of you.”

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McNab says he was racially profiled by the safety officers as a result of he’s black.

The officers have been positioned on go away and the faculty has employed an impartial investigator.

Barnard Faculty President Sian Leah Beilock despatched a prolonged message to college students on Sunday during which she apologized to McNab and stated “the previous few days have been very distressing for our total neighborhood.”

“I sincerely apologize to the Columbia pupil concerned and have reached out to him to raised perceive his expertise on campus. I additionally apologize to the scholars who witnessed it and had been handled disrespectfully, and to all who’ve felt its affect,” Beilock wrote.

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“Specifically, individuals of coloration have expressed to me feeling excluded or singled out in campus life, within the classroom, and, sure, in dealings with public security. I need to say immediately that I hear you and am dedicated to alter,” Beilock wrote.

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