Taraji P. Henson Refuses To Send Her Son To USC
Though many college-bound celeb kids end up walking the halls of USC, Taraji P. Henson says her baby will NOT be one of them. Instead, she says that her son, 20-year-old Marcel, will instead be attending top HBCU Howard University.
While Taraji herself is a Howard alum, she says the decision has a lot to do with unfair treatment her son has already faced both on and off-campus near USC. And she feels her son doesn’t need the unfounded suspicion that comes along with being a young Black man in Southern California. As she told Uptown Magazine:
“My child has been racially profiled. 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.”
She decided then and there that it’d be best to send her son to her own Alma Mater.
“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.”
Sounds like she’s making the right decision to us. What do you think??
BlackCelebKids / Jason Kempin