Tyler Perry Avoids Race Talks with His 7-Year-Old Son
Tyler Perry accepts the Governors Award during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT on ABC. (Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Tyler Perry Avoids Talks About Race W/ His Son Tyler Perry recently said that he avoids talking about ‘race’ with his 7-year-old son. Perry said, “I haven’t had the conversation with Aman because he’s only 7, and I want to hold out as long as I can.” He continued, “I don’t want to tell him that there are people who will judge him because of the color of his skin, because right now he’s in a school with every race, and all these kids are in their purest form. When he describes his friends, he never defines them by race.” He added, “So, the moment he loses that innocence is going to be a very, very sad day for me.” Tyler continued, “I know it’s coming, though, because he’s already asking some really tough questions. What I want him to be, more than anything, is somebody who sees injustice, speaks out against it, and effects change.” Which Tyler Perry movie do you think is his best work?