Ford's new racial equity director, Angela Henderson, tackles 'elephant in the room'
A mural in memory of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd is seen in a parking lot at the corner of East 8 Mile Road and John R Street in Detroit on Friday, April 23, 2021. - Ryan Garza/TNS

Angela Henderson is a product of Detroit who has traveled the world, and she understands racial differences and the importance of helping people feel safe at work. Sometimes sensitive conversations create controversy and misunderstanding, she said. Her job is to change the landscape as racial equity director at Ford Motor Co. "I'm Black all day," Henderson told the Free Press. "I can't turn my blackness off because I'm at work. Issues affecting people in my community affect me in one way, shape or form. If no one is acknowledging I may be distracted by those things, I can't show up and do my w...