The Nod: A Subtle Lowering of the Head to Another Black Person in an Overwhelmingly White Place
Musa Okwonga
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I’m a little late to the game, but I really enjoyed this article. Have you read “Acknowledgement Rituals: The Greeting Phenomenon Between Strangers” by Carl Edward Pate? He theorizes The Nod from a sociological perspective, and I think you might enjoy it.

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