Why Amanda Gorman's Latest Tweet Sparked Such Outrage

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The 22-year-old poet, who lives in Los Angeles, said she showed him her keys and buzzed herself into her building, prompting the security guard to leave without apologizing to her.

According to Gorman, she was walking home on the evening of March 5, 2021 when a male security guard tailed her and asked if she lived there because she looked suspicious. "He left, no apology", she continued.

Gorman then added in another tweet that the guard was "right" to feel she was a "threat" because "anyone who speaks the truth" is a 'danger to the powers that be'.

The post was met with thousands of messages of support on Twitter and Instagram. Happy she made it home safely.

White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor tweeted, "Amanda Gorman's experience is that of so many black people".

But to a security guard on Friday night, the young African American woman represented a potential threat to public safety.

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'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.

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. She signed a modeling contract with IMG Models. In 2020, she graduated cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA with a bachelor's degree in sociology. Since coming into the national spotlight, Gorman's career has continued to soar.

Since her meteoric rise, Gorman has made her intentions known that she plans to go into public office and run for president in 2036. It also doesn't hurt she now considers political luminaries Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, and even Oprah Winfrey, as personal mentors.

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