Mindy Kaling’s Brother Reveals Top American Colleges Discriminate Asian StudentsBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
Mindy Kaling is known for her show in "The Mindy Project." It is a show about racial bias as she makes sarcastic and funny remarks about the issue through farce comedy. Now, her brother, Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingram, released a book titled "Almost Black: The True Story of How I Got into Medical School by Pretending to Be Black."
Mindy Kaling's sibling said he lied about his ethnicity. He describes himself as being much more darker as Gandhi. Vijay realized that he did not have the grades to get into med school. He only had a 3.1 GPA which was not enough. In order to take advantage of college admissions, he pretended to be black.
The advantage lies in racial preferences, as reported by SAT Press. He said that United States colleges and universities preferred African Americans. In "Almost Black," he details how he shaved his head and cut his long eye leashes to look the part. He even joined the Organization of Black Students. These were sure fire methods that got him into med school.
He was able to get interviews at eleven top medical schools in the United States. He went through the admissions at Yale, Columbia and even the University of Pennsylvania. This affirms his idea that the education system of America is based on race. According to him, it is much easier to get into college if one is African American compared to that of being Asian. His parents are Hindu Indians.
But what does Mindy Kaling have to say about her brother's book? According to The Wrap, she claimed to have zero knowledge or involvement about her brother's book, "Almost Black."
Did Vijay successfully graduate? He eventually dropped out of med school. According to reports, he now works as a college admissions consultant. Although his book is popular, he does not recommend anyone to pretend that they are African American.
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