"A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight,” Ms. Gorman wrote on Twitter. “He demanded if I lived there because ‘you look suspicious.’ I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology."
"This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat.”Ms. Gorman said in another tweet: “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.” #AmandaGorman
Amanda Gorman Says Security Guard Confronted Her, Saying She Looked ‘Suspicious’ https://nyti.ms/2Owbb6n
@QueenRamonda The WaPo put it under the Lifestyle tab online and wrote, "The Washington Post could not independently verify her claims." Is this necessary? How is anyone going to verify it if they weren't there? Is the security guard going to say, yeah, I racially profiled her. Sorry. You have Gorman's word, and that's it. You either believe a Black woman's experience of racial profiling, or you don't. I do.
Do better, WaPo. I'll be looking at tomorrow's print edition to see if it's in the front section or in the Style section.
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