“He demanded [to know] if I lived there as a result of, ‘You look suspicious.'”
Early this 12 months, Amanda Gorman made historical past because the youngest individual to ever write a poem for a president’s inauguration.
Yesterday, simply six weeks after acting on a nationwide stage, the 22-year-old poet was profiled on her approach residence.
Quote tweeting her earlier feedback about residing in a “contradictory society,” Amanda wrote, “A safety guard tailed me on my stroll residence tonight. He demanded [to know] if i lived there as a result of ‘you look suspicious.'”
“I confirmed my keys & buzzed myself into my constructing. He left, no apology.”
“That is the fact of Black ladies: Someday you’re referred to as an icon, the following day, a menace.”
“In a way, he was proper,” she continued in a second tweet. “I AM A THREAT: a menace to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance.”
“Anybody who speaks the reality and walks with hope is an apparent and deadly hazard to the powers that be.”
As Amanda mentioned in her inaugural poem, “We is not going to be circled or interrupted by intimidation…”
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