Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate, became an overnight sensation at the Biden Inauguration. Her books flew to the top of amazon’s best seller list. She was on every talk show, hailed as a superstar.
Now Gorman says she she was racially profiled in front of her own home. She wrote on Instagram of the security guard who questioned her: “In a sense, he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be. A threat and proud>”
This has to stop.