Agency Leaders Launch 90-Day Plan for Racial Justice in the Workplace

Meeting quotas and hiring a diversity officer aren't enough to change agency culture

When Katie Kern’s boss pulled her aside after a meeting, she told her to stop nodding her head. To her boss, a head nod is always a sign of agreement, but Kern was just acknowledging that she was following along. She grew up in a Black church, and “the nod” is a cultural nuance she doesn’t think twice about.