Uriah Chapman, a junior biological sciences and public health double major from Columbia, won a Magellan Guarantee Research Grant to study the disparities between police interactions with people of different races. He uses the results of his research to educate and challenge others to speak out against police brutality.
"In ways extending far beyond extrajudicial issues, young men of color find themselves being exposed to very high levels of risk. To me, the sharing of this research with others means that there is hope for all of the young black boys that will grow up after me. Perhaps something in this project can incite reform in the way that police interact with minorities, and these future young men won’t have to be taught to walk on eggshells with the people who are supposed to be protecting them."