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In a recent interview with Uptown Magazine, Taraji opens up about having to transfer her 20 year old son Marcel out of a Southern California college due to racial profiling.
“My child has been racially profiled. He was in Glendale, Calif., and did exactly everything the cops told him to do, including letting them illegally search his car,” she explained to the magazine. “It was bogus because they didn’t give him the ticket for what he was pulled over for.”
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“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 continued. “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?'”