Boyce Watkins talks about an Indian man who claims he disguised himself as a black man in order to get into med school.
The man is brother to a famous actress and comedian.
Mindy Kaling (whose real name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam) has a brother named Vijay Chokalingam who claims his famous sister isn’t happy with him nowadays and says he has brought ‘shame’ on their family.
Vijay Chokal-Ingam claims, back in 1998, he pretended to be a black man, by shaving off his hair and cutting his long eyelashes inorder to get accepted into the St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Watch author, political analyst and social commentator Boyce D. Watkins speaking about the latest controversial story.
In 1998, Vijay Chokal-Ingam was “determined to become a doctor,” but his 3.1 GPA significantly reduced his chances. When he realized his application wouldn’t cut it, he came up with a back-up plan – he pretended to be black. Chokal-Ingam, brother of famous actress Mindy Kaling, said he “knew that admission standards for certain minorities under affirmative action were, let’s say…