In a book sure to be cheered by opponents of affirmative action in school admissions, the brother of Mindy Kaling has written about how he posed as Black to get into medical school, reports the Telegraph.
Vijay Chokalingam said he applied with a 3.1 GPA, or a B average, in 1998. He said he trimmed his long Indian eyebrows, shaved his head bald and changed his middle name to JoJo. On his admissions, he talked about the time he spent in Nigeria as a child.
He said he received consideration from Harvard, Pennsylvania and Columbia and was eventually admitted to St. Louis University in Missouri.
The book is titled Almost Black. Critics say Vijay does not provide any direct evidence he was rejected as an Indian American.
You can read what motivated him to write his book in the Telegraph.