9. Thinning of the lips
A subtle “I see you” to both the impending end of days and whomever you’re acknowledging. If you know, you know.
8. The Kid ’n Play
Like a dap, but for the feet — do it right and you can almost imagine John Witherspoon yelling about “Public Enema.”
7. Raised eyebrows
Could be shade, could be respect; at the very least, they see you and vice versa.
6. Short-distance wave
Hey, what’s up, hello!
5. Elbow bump
Throw dem bows — 80% more gently and awkwardly than Ludacris originally intended.
A bit more militaristic than you may like, but it’s a solid cross-cultural gesture.
3. Fist bump
Sideways or head-on—just keep those knuckles off your face afterward.
2. Black Power fist
It not only keeps you a safe distance from uncertainty, but broadcasts that you’re down for the cause. Power to the hygiene-conscious people!
1. The head nod
Trust: Black folx been prepared for ya lil’ pandemic.