Taraji P. Henson Is Sending Her Son to a Historically Black College Because He Has Been Racially Profiled

Cookie Lyon doesn't take nonsense from anybody, and it turns out, neither does her real-life counterpart, Taraji P. Henson . In an interview with
Uptown magazine , the
Empire star revealed that she is sending her son to a historically black college because he has been racially profiled on the University of Southern California campus. She explained to the 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."