(The Huffington Post) – Taraji P. Henson’s decision to enroll her son at Howard University as a result of the 20-year-old’s experience with racial profiling by police at the University of Southern California has prompted a series of reactions.
Henson previously told Uptown magazine that she would rather transfer her son to Howard, which is a Historically Black College or University, to lessen his chances of being racially profiled. Her comments have attracted the attention of numerous fans, media outlets and has even prompted the National Action Network to call for an investigation into the USC’s police department.
In addition to the many responses, one official at the University of Southern California addressed Henson’s claims and expressed interest in looking further into the issue in hopes of finding a resolution.
USC’s Department of Public Safety John Thomas, who has spent 21 years as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department prior to joining the staff at USC, made the following statement: