I know, I’m following up a post about the Khloe Kardashian of the Jenner sisters being accused of doing blackface with a post about Mindy Kaling’s brother pretendiing to be black to go into med school. And on Easter Sunday, nonetheless! I was going to spend time making Peep-tinis, but now I’m just going to throw the Peeps to the side and guzzle the vodka straight. It’s one of those days.
Mindy Kaling’s older brother Vijay Chokal-Ingam tells The New York Post that he’s planning to write a book called Almost Black about how he got into med school 15 years ago after he claimed he was black on applications. On his site, also called Almost Black, Vijay says that he knew he wasn’t going to get into any med school with a 3.1 GPA. He also says that he knew many Indian-Americans who didn’t get into med school even though they had better grades than him. So he came up with the genius plan to pretend that he’s black. He shaved his head, went by his middle name of JoJo and trimmed his “long Indian eyelashes.” My mother taught me at a very young age to never ever take a pair of scissors to my eyelashes unless someone was offering me thousands of dollars for them. One of her biggest regrets in life is listening to her brother who told her that if she cut her eyelashes off, they’d grow back longer. So I just CAN’T with Vijay. To quote the superior JoJo, “Leave (get out), Vijay!”
Vijay says that his race and name are the only things he lied about on applications. He was truthful about his GPA and about how he’s a doctor’s son who grew up in one of the richest towns in Massachusetts. Vijay’s melodramatic ass says he became a “serious contender” at some of the most prestigious med schools including Harvard. Vijay did get an “invitation to apply” from several med schools, but he only got accepted into one: St. Louis University Medical School. He went for two years and pretended to be black the entire time. He dropped out 2 years later and eventually graduated from UCLA Anderson’s MBA program as an Indian-American.
He says that he’s coming out with this mess of a story now because UCLA is thinking about strengthening their affirmative action policies and he’s totally against it.
“I am writing this book to show my opposition to affirmative action discrimination, specifically at my alma mater UCLA but in the American education system in general.
Racism is not the answer…. It also promotes negative stereotypes about the competency of minority Americans by making it seem like they need special treatment.”
As for Mindy, Vijay tells the Post that his sister wants nothing to do with this fuckery and wanted him to keep his lips shut about it:
“I love my sister to death. She says this will bring shame on the family.”
He also writes on Facebook that not only did pretending to be black get him into med school, but he claims he became more “fuckable” to chicks. He also compared himself to Rosa Parks on Twitter. So basically, in addition to his MBA, he also has a PhD in Full-Fledged FOOLERY.
So recap: This mess lied on his applications, got into one med school, took the spot of someone who would’ve finished, dropped out and is now planning to tell everyone about it in a book. I’m sure that book will become a best-seller and Hollywood will turn it into a movie. But Hollywood does not need to turn this into a movie, because we’ve all already seen that movie:
Nobody wants or needs Soul Man 2: Electric JoJoloo.