Amanda Gorman may have national recognition, but not everyone recognizes her. The inaugural poet and scholar took to Twitter on Friday (March 5) and disclosed she was followed by a security guard and labeled “suspicious.”
“A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight,” she wrote in a tweet. “He demanded if I lived there because ‘you look suspicious.’”
The 22-year-old, who lives in Los Angeles said she showed him her keys and buzzed herself into her building. It prompted the guard to leave, but he did not apologize.
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“This is the reality of Black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat,” she wrote.
Gorman made history in January when she became the youngest person to perform a poem at a US presidential inauguration. Her …
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