Amanda Gorman says she was racially profiled and followed home by a security guard who said she looked "suspicious." The youth poet laureate said: "This is the reality of Black girls: One day you're called an icon, the next day a threat." "I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice."
Amanda Gorman, who in 2017 became America's first National Youth Poet Laureate, posted to social media about her experience being racially profiled by a security guard on March 5. The 23-year-old says the guard 'tailed' her on her walk home for allegedly looking 'suspicious.'
Poet Amanda Gorman noted that Meghan Markle was the British monarchy’s “greatest opportunity for change, regeneration, and reconciliation in a new era,” and said they missed out on the opportunity by maltreating the Duchess
LA native and poet Amanda Gorman takes to Twitter to say she was racially profiled by a guard.
FULL AMANDA GORMAN POEM: “We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one ... There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” The 22-year-old is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history:
‘There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to see it. There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to be it.’ — National Youth Poet LaureateAmanda Gorman delivers a soaring poem at Pres. Biden’s inauguration
“We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one…There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it—if only we’re brave enough to be it.” Amanda Gorman makes history as youngest poet in recent history to read at a presidential inauguration:
Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, called for Americans to "leave behind a country better than the one we were left" and unify together as she spoke at President Joe Biden's inauguration.
Here's the full poem from Amanda Gorman, who is the youngest poet to ever read at an inauguration. "Somehow we've weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken, but simply unfinished."
National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s full inauguration speech. She’s brilliant. Chills...