Marcel Henson & Taraji P. Henson

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With tensions between minorities and police at an all-time high these days, some parents are taking more precautions to keep their children safe.

In a recent interview with Uptown Magazine, Taraji P. Henson revealed that her son was racially profiled during a trip to the University of Southern California: the college he was initially going to attend.

However, the Empire actress claims she is now sending her son Marcel to an HBCU.

She told the magazine:

“My child has been racially profiled,” the actress tells 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. So guess where he’s going? Howard University. 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.”

What do you think of Taraji’s decision to transfer Marcus to a historically Black college? Sound off below…

SOURCE: Uptown Magazine | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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