Taraji P. Henson Says Her 20-Year-Old Son Was Racially Profiled So She Found One Way To Help Resolve It

In this July 20, 2014 file photo, Taraji P. Henson attends the FOX Summer TCA All-Star Party at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif. Henson stars as the glamorous ex-con Cookie in “Empire,” premiering Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Draped in fabulous fur coats and drenched in attitude, Henson’s Cookie is the heart of the Fox drama, a fiercely devoted mother and astute businesswoman who’s fearless when it comes to getting what she wants. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this July 20, 2014 file photo, Taraji P. Henson attends the FOX Summer TCA All-Star Party at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif. Henson stars as the glamorous ex-con Cookie in “Empire,” premiering Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Draped in fabulous fur coats and drenched in attitude, Henson’s Cookie is the heart of the Fox drama, a fiercely devoted mother and astute businesswoman who’s fearless when it comes to getting what she wants. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
In this July 20, 2014 file photo, Taraji P. Henson attends the FOX Summer TCA All-Star Party at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif.  (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

Brennan Williams, THE HUFFINGTON POST

 
(Huffington Post)—As the investigation on this week’s brutal arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson continues, many UVA students have decided to protest Johnson’s detainment. Johnson was charged with public swearing, intoxication and obstruction of justice by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents on Wednesday, who left his face bloody and body bruised.

Johnson’s controversial arrest has once again highlighted America’s issues of violent police interactions with Black men. It has also led to widespread concerns from students, parents and celebrities alike who have spoken out about these problems through a number of different platforms.

Among them is Academy-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson who recently shared stories of racial profiling that her 20-year-old son has experienced.

 

 

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