The Nod: A Subtle Lowering of the Head to Another Black Person in an Overwhelmingly White Place
Musa Okwonga

What some of the people below that are saying that “The Nod” is not a black thing are ignoring the premise of this article. It is not making a statement that Black men created it and are the only people doing, it’s about the what “The Nod” means to us. It is a means of acknowledge of struggle and accomplishment. You might nod to say, “Hey how’s it going?” but it means a little bit more for us.