In one of the most bizarre and darkly humorous episodes of political correctness being turned around on its head, an Indian man has come forward to tell his story of posing as a black man to get into med school.
Vijay Chokal-Ingam, brother of “The Mindy Project” actress Mindy Kaling, has penned an op-ed for the New York Post detailing his successful strategy to exploit the retarded collegiate affirmative action system by pretending to be “one of the brothas.”
He changed his name on applications, shaved his head and eyelashes, and joined black student groups. The results were shocking.
Via New York Post:
“In the early 1990s, the Division of Community and Minority Programs of the Association of American Medical Colleges devised Project 3,000 by 2000. This program set the quantitative target (a quota — official or unofficial) of increasing minority enrollment in US medical schools from 1,584 to 3,000 between 1990 to 2000.
Many medical schools, including St. Louis University, where I eventually attended, jumped on this program. But the question was whether, in order to achieve their quantitative goal, medical schools were compromising their academic standards, or were they simply going to aggressively recruit minority students? The work of Ward Connerly and Ellen and Jerry Cook suggested that many of the medical schools, especially those in the University of California system, chose the former option. The data suggested that the medical schools were discriminating against their Asian-American and white students and in favor of their black and Hispanic applicants.
I may not have studied all that hard in my economics and statistics classes, but I knew enough to realize that anecdotal evidence was not enough to draw valuable conclusions. I had to work the problem. I studied the statistics and data made public by the Association of American Medical Colleges and came to a surprising conclusion. The data suggested that an Indian-American with my grades (3.1 GPA) and test scores (31 MCAT) was unlikely to gain admission to medical school, but an African-American with the same grades and test scores had a high probability of admission.”
Despite Chokal-Ingam’s middling GPA, he stood a high chance of being accepted by posing as a dindu, due to the discriminatory and unethical race quotas used at most STEM schools.
He goes on:
“While I wasn’t able to pin down the exact number, I reasonably calculated that African-American or Hispanic applicants had as much as a 30 to 40 percent better chance of acceptance than I. This number left me speechless — but it also started my wheels turning.
I ran across a newspaper article about Rommel Nobay, an Indian who lied about being black to gain admission into medical school. Nobay got caught because he lied about a bunch of other stuff on his application, such as being a National Merit Scholar — not because he lied about his race. Light bulb. I wondered if I could pull it off by being completely honest about everything except, of course, my . . . race.
I shaved my head, trimmed my long Indian eyelashes, joined the University of Chicago’s Organization of Black Students (a black friend ran it, knew my scam and got me in) and began applying to medical schools as a black man. I transposed my middle name with my first name and became Jojo, the African-American applicant.”
And that was all it took to get accepted.
The modern education system does not value competence, intelligence, integrity, or perseverance. All that matters is how dark your skin is and how much you can bitch and moan about being a victim.
Chokal-Ingam goes on to express remorse for his deceptive behavior, and concludes with a dire warning about the consequences of affirmative action policies:
“I am not convinced that affirmative action fully benefits the underprivileged. In my application to medical school, I disclosed that my mother was a doctor, my dad an architect, that I drove a nice car, that I didn’t receive financial aid and that I grew up in an affluent section of Boston. I didn’t even say that I was ‘disadvantaged.’ Yet medical schools such as Case Western Reserve University considered me one of their ‘affirmative-action candidates.’
My middle-class white girlfriend asked me, ‘How did a campus rich kid become a candidate for affirmative action?’ Good question.
Second, I think that affirmative action tends to promote racial resentment and perpetuates negative stereotypes. Some Asian-Americans and whites believe they are the victims of affirmative-action discrimination and can feel resentment about it. Affirmative action also furthers negative stereotypes about the professionalism and competency of African-American, Native American, and Hispanic professionals by making it seem like they need special treatment.
Is this really the best solution?”