Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Describes Being Racially Profiled

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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