This Student Pretended to be Black to Get into College. It Worked.

This Student Pretended to be Black to Get into College. It Worked.

Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam, the brother of Mindy Kaling (yes, the same Mindy Kaling from The Office), was in his third year of college when he decided he wanted to attend medical school. There was just one problem — Ingam's academic record was marred by his miserable 3.1 GPA.

Unwilling to accept defeat, Ingam decided he'd pose as a black man and apply anyway. The St. Louis University accepted him and he started attending classes there 1999, dropping out shortly after that.

Eight years later, Ingam is now sharing his story. He hopes that his experience with reverse racism will prompt President Trump to "end affirmative action like Lincoln ended slavery."

From the Washington Post:

As a junior at the University of Chicago from an affluent family with mediocre grades, Vijay Chokalingam, who is also comic Mindy Kaling’s brother, realized he would have a hard time getting into medical school. Yet instead of cutting back on the activities at the frat house and studying a little more, he says, he devoted his spare time to an elaborate hoax. He shaved his head to hide his straight hair, trimmed his “long Indian eyelashes,” started going by his middle name (“Jojo”) and tried to convince the world he was black.

Not everyone was convinced, but Chokalingam claims the transformation allowed him to get into medical school. He’s now seeking a publisher for a book in which he says he’ll accuse U.S. educational institutions of discrimination through affirmative action, the New York Post’s Laura Italiano reports.

”Racism is not the answer,” Chokalingam said in the article, referring to affirmative action. “It also promotes negative stereotypes about the competency of minority Americans by making it seem like they need special treatment.”
— Max Ehrenfreund, reporting for the Washington Post

Ingam's right on the money with his assessment of affirmative action as being rooted in racism.

Racism is typically thought of by many simply as the unfavorable treatment of people based on their racial identity. In reality, the concept cuts both ways — promoting preferential treatment based solely on race rather than merit is also racism. Affirmative action policies are a perfect example.

Although many leftist media outlets attempt to debunk the concept of "reverse racism," the numbers definitively prove its existence. From a Brookings Institute report:

The best way to uncover the extent of racial preference in higher education is to follow students from different racial and ethnic groups – with otherwise similar characteristics – and see how they fare when they apply to the same colleges. Using a sample of roughly 5,000 students from the high school class of 1982, Thomas J. Kane has studied differences in the likelihood of admission among blacks, Hispanics, and whites with similar test scores, high school grades, and family backgrounds. The data reveal not only the extent of racial preference in college admissions but also its effects on the early labor market careers of the students, who were interviewed again in 1992.

The table reports racial and ethnic differences in the probability of admission for the typical four-year college applicant at different types of colleges. At the most selective four-year colleges – those with reported mean test scores in the top 20 percent of all four-year schools – blacks and Hispanics from the class of 1982 enjoyed a large advantage. For example, students with the average characteristics of those applying to a four-year college had a 60 percent chance of being admitted at an elite four-year school if they were white non-Hispanics. However, black or Hispanic applicants with the same characteristics had an 87 or 75 percent chance, respectively. At the most selective schools, race or ethnicity “mattered” about as much as a grade point average that was one letter grade higher or twice as much as being a member of the student government, and was equivalent to several hundred points on the SAT.

When the color of your skin gives you "an 87 or 75 percent chance" of admission opposed to other races, it's racism, pure and simple. Academic merit becomes meaningless when racial identity can earn you the equivalent of "several hundred points on the SAT."

Check out the full CNN interview with Ingam below:

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