90 Miles From Tyranny : Young Man Posed As ‘Black’ To Get Accepted To Med School..And It Worked..

Monday, April 6, 2015

Young Man Posed As ‘Black’ To Get Accepted To Med School..And It Worked..

Sitcom star and comedienne Mindy Kaling’s older brother claims he got into medical school in the late 1990s by posing as a black man.

Vijay Chokalingam – Mindy’s full name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam – has been pitching a book over the last month that documents his experiences of changing his appearance in an effort to get accepted to medical school as a way to discuss what’s ‘wrong’ with affirmative action. And though Chokalingam, a graduate of the University of Chicago, claims he applied to schools in 1998 as a black man, he does not specify if he applied to the same ones as an Indian-American man.

‘I was determined to become a doctor and I knew that admission standards for certain minorities under affirmative action were, let’s say… less stringent?’ he wrote on his website, AlmostBlack.com. Chokalingam says Mindy doesn’t support the project and asked him not to do it. The siblings have previously been close though with Mindy mentioning her brother in...


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