The brother of actress Mindy Kaling, who pretended to be black when he applied for college, hopes President Trump will end affirmative action programs.
Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam, who pretended he was black to get into Saint Louis University’s medical school, hopes Trump will end reverse discrimination like “Lincoln ended slavery.”
“‘I believe that President Trump – by appointing conservative anti-affirmative justices and by using the Justice Department to go after the colleges and universities – I believe that he will end affirmative action like Lincoln ended slavery,” Chokal-Ingam told CNN’s Michael Smerconish last weekend.
Chokal-Ingam has talked at length about this university deception and has written a book about it. He says he was accepted into SLU with poor grades because he posed as a black man to take advantage of the university’s racial quotas.
Chokal-Ingam, also doubts reports that Harvard University will achieve an historic first in 2017, when its freshman class will be dominated by racial minorities.
“I think that is very deceptive,” he told Smerconish. “I think you are forgetting the Pocahontas factor, that is there are a large number of people who are whiter than winter in Alaska who pose as minorities for flimsy reasons which skew the results.”
Chokal-Ingam, in a repudiation of his own affirmative action deception, said a university should not be considering race when assessing a applicant’s qualifications, but primarily academic achievement.
The comments were made as the Department of Justice promises to take a closer look at how affirmative action policies may unfairly discriminate against certain students.