Empire’s Taraji P. Henson Chooses Historically Black College For Real Life Son After Being A Victim Of Racial Profiling

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Empire’s star Taraji P. Henson , who is the descendant of the great explorer Matthew Henson is playing it safe when it comes to her 20-year-old son Marcel. After being a victim of racial profiling the star is choosing to send her son to the historically black college Howard University.

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She tells Uptown magazine: “My child has been racially profiled”, The 44-year-old said while discussing race issues with the magazine. “He was in Glendale , California , and did exactly everything the cops told him to do , including letting them illegally search his car. It was bogus because they didn’t give him the ticket for what he was pulled over for”. “Then he’s at University of Southern California , the school that I was going to transfer him to , when police stopped him for having his hands in his pockets”.

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“So guess where he’s going? Howard university”, Henson said. “I’m not paying $50k so I can’t sleep at night wondering is this the night my son is getting racially profiled on campus”. University of California is the college of choice of Diddy and Snoop Dogg’s sons. Dr.Dre also donated $70 million dollars to USC but despite being the destination for the kids of many prominent black celebrities it is still not immune to the country’s racial profiling problem.

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