Aarshin Karande publishes “I Know Why the Mockingbird Sings: Between America’s Blackness and Whiteness”

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IAS alum Aarshin Karande has published “I Know Why the Mockingbird Sings: Between America’s Blackness and Whiteness” in The Republic. In his essay, Karande reckons with America’s identity and its binaries. He contends, “America as we know it is in the midst of many changes—the postponed reckoning of its many discontents. Changes that will decide, among other things, whether the journey from President Obama to President Trump represents a triumph of diversity or an omen of immorals. The looming answer lies between blackness and whiteness. And, the forecast looks grey.” 

Karande earned a B.A. in Media & Communication Studies (’14), an M.S. in Media and Communication Governance from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Certificate in Media Policy from the University of Oxford. As a media strategist, he creates and researches business and policy solutions that optimize digital experiences around human potential.