Mindy Kaling's Brother Sounds Off on American 'Black Privilege'

April 7, 2015 10:45 PM

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This just in, Mindy Kaling has a brother who is totally racist... maybe? Many stories like this have surfaced the past week. In them are varying accounts about Mindy Kaling's estranged brother and how he "duped" admissions counselors across America by pretending to be black. Many are outraged by what is perceived as a racist attempt to infiltrate black culture but the results of Vijay Chokal-Ingam's charade are quite astounding. While top colleges were rejecting his Indian classmates of higher academic stature, Chokal-Ingam found himself being considered a competitive applicant whilst touting a lower GPA and test scores.

While Vijay eventually decided that medical school was not the career for him, the experience of "black privilege" inspired him to write an memoir in which he will discuss themes of racism and discrimination in the Asian community. He believes programs such as affirmative action that have traditiona...

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