Tyler Perry: 'We are still being racially profiled'

This could have turned in to something worse. Thankful that another officer came to the scene that recognized Perry, or this could have had a different ending. What about all of the other African American men that are stopped? I agree, the FBI needs to do something quick before something really bad happens!!!

Racial profiling "should be a hate crime investigated by the FBI," filmmaker Tyler Perry wrote in a Facebook posting Sunday in which he described his own tense encounter with police.

"It was so hostile," Perry, who is African-American, wrote. "I was so confused. It was happening so fast that I could easily see how this situation could get out of hand very quickly. I didn't feel safe at all."

Perry, one of America's most successful film and television producers, said "although we have made significant strides with racial profiling in this country, the world needs to know that we are still being racially profiled."

His posting, which has drawn more than 101,000 "likes" and 18,426 comments, told what happened when two white police officers stopped him while driving from his southwest Atlanta movie studio last month.

Perry has directed and acted in at least 16 feature films. But his movies are most popular among African-American audiences and Perry is often dressed in drag as his "Madea" character.

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