Abhishek Shankar

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abhishek shankar

Column: Navigating grief for Kobe Bryant

I believe Kobe spent the rest of his life in this pursuit — likely not in most conducive ways to his victim, but still in the best ways he knew: as a son of the city, husband and father. I believe in the man Kobe tirelessly strove to be. And I grieve deeply for him, and the countless lives he touched.


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Column: The DTH is failing minorities

A recent The Daily Tar Heel article on UNC student theater over the past decade failed to mention the Black Arts Theatre Company's contributions. Abhishek Shankar denounces this decision and The Daily Tar Heel's treatment toward minority staff and their stories.


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Column: A love letter to Kevin Durant

"As a lifelong Warriors fan, I’ll be sad and disappointed to see KD go. But as a lifelong basketball fan? I wish him nothing but the best. I am eternally thankful for his contributions to the game and grateful for the privilege of seeing him play in our colors for our city. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot wait to see what #35 accomplishes next."


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Column: Forget the 'race' card: Let’s talk about wealth

How can we justify stereotyping minority students as unfit for college when their wealthy counterparts nonchalantly take higher education as a given? Moreover, how can we pretend that minority students manipulate the system when we have tangible evidence that the privileged population do exactly that?