Biden inauguration poet Amanda Gorman racially profiled outside her building

Rodiano Bonacci
Marzo 6, 2021

A young poet who was praised for her insightful poem about race in the United States at President Joe Biden's inauguration said the security guard of her building questioned if she lived there. He demanded if I lived there because "you look suspicious". "He left, no apology", she wrote.

In another Tweet, Gorman pens, "In a sense, he was right". The African-American poet and activist considers herself a threat to injustice, inequality and ignorance.

"Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be", she added.

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"#SayHerName is grounded in the sad reality that Black women and girls who are targeted, brutalized, and killed by police are all too often excluded from mainstream narratives around police violence", the campaign's webpage reads. "We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one", she said in her poem.

She also shared one of her own tweets from February 14 where she had blasted the "contradictory society" for celebrating her literary achievements while other black people continue to face systemic police brutality.

Gorman, whose Twitter account says she lives in Los Angeles, did not immediately reply to an AFP request for more information.

'There's a way in which the celebration of Amanda Gorman, from many people in America, it doesn't translate into the recognition or the seeing or the acknowledging of everyday black girls.

"We the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl / descended from slaves and raised by a single mother / can dream of being president / only to find herself reciting for one", one passage reads.

It was mere days since a mob of armed Trump supporters wielding knives, bombs, and pepper spray stormed the Capitol.

After the ceremony, she topped Amazon's best seller list for her debut poetry collection.

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