Mindy Kaling’s Brother: ‘I Pretended I Was Black So I Could Get Into Med School’

April 5, 2015 2:02 PM

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Mindy Kaling’s Brother: ‘I Pretended I Was Black So I Could Get Into Med School’

Mindy Kaling’s older brother is now claiming he posed as a black man so he could get into medical school and prove “what’s wrong” with affirmative action.

In 1998, Vijay Chokal-Ingam, who was born in Massachusetts to Indian immigrants, shaved his straight black hair and trimmed his “long Indian eyelashes,” along with joining the Organization of Black Students. He said that his change in appearance was so startling “my own fraternity brothers didn’t re...

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