Mindy Kaling's Brother Writes 'Shameful' Tell-All Book
Actress/comedienne Mindy Kaling’s “almost black” older brother made national headlines and prompted much Twitter outrage last April with the controversial revelation that he gained acceptance to medical school back in the day under false pretenses by self-identifying as African American in the application process.
Formerly in the ensemble cast of The Office, Mindy Kaling is the popular creator and star of The Mindy Project, which now airs on Hulu after three years on Fox.
With an official release date of September 13, 2016, the TV star’s brother, Vijay Chokal-Ingam (a.k.a. Vijay Ingam), has published an irreverent and very un-PC memoir about gaming the affirmative action system called Almost Black: The True Story of How I Got into Medical School by Pretending to Be Black.
Upon reading Vijay’s book proposal about his own project, Mindy Kaling allegedly responded, according to her brother, that “this book will bring shame on the family.”
Vijay apparently decided to move forward with the tome because of the important societal implications of affirmative action and his experiences in navigating through it. Another motivator is that UCLA (his second alma mater) is considering the reinstatement of affirmative action.