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Man Who Faked Being Black To Get Into College Stirs Outrage With Controversial Comment

Affirmative action has been a point of contention for many; there are those who feel that it harms the integrity of admission rates, while others believe it to be an equalizing factor, making up for countless years of discrimination. Now, an unexpected person is becoming a prime example of the debate.

Actress Mindy Kaling is well known for her sitcom, 'The Mindy Project', and her work on NBC's popular sitcom, 'The Office'. Normally, she's the one in the public spotlight in the family, but now her brother is getting attention across the country. The Indian-American recently went public to admit he got into college with lower than average grades because he posed as a black student and took advantage of affirmative action. He now calls for Trump to end affirmative action, which he sees as a racist policy.

Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam says that he had lackluster grades in 1990, but he got into St. Louis University's medical school anyway because the school admissions office thought he was black. The dark-skinned man of Indian descent shaved his head, assumed his middle name 'Jojo' and joined some black student organizations. His low grades were no longer an issue, and he was accepted.

Chokal-Ingam wrote a book about his experiences. He disputes reports that say Harvard University's freshman class is majority non-white for the first time in history.

"I think that is very deceptive," Chokal-Ingam explains. "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."

One person who currently stirred up controversy for the 'Pocahontas factor' was Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who listed herself as a minority in her student applications, later on job applications, and in the Association of American Law Schools directory. She admits that being identified as a Native American helped single her out, but she got a lot of criticism when it came out that she was, at best, 1/32 Native American, with a distant relative from the 19th century. The only thing she has to prove her lineage are family anecdotes. Many have argued that Warren is a ‘racist’ for assuming the status of a minority, when at best there is only a trace of minority blood in her white genes. The Senator has never grown up as a person of color, knowing what it feels like to be marginalized or discriminated against.

The Trump administration recently vowed to focus on affirmative action policies, and to investigate how college demographics are shaped. This recently came after a lawsuit against Harvard University. The lawsuit alleges that Ivy League schools are shutting out high-scoring Asians to meet other racial quotas. The Justice Department is planning to investigate the policies, with the civil rights division investigating whether these policies discriminate against white applicants.

Chokal-Ingram appeared in an interview on CNN with host Michael Smerconish, and said, "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."

Source: Daily Mail
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