Vijay Chokal-Ingam may not be as well-known as his famous sister, actress and comedian Mindy Kaling, but he’s generated a bit of chatter about his book, “Almost Black: The True Story of How I Got into Medical School by Pretending to be Black.”
The book details Chokal-Ingam’s experiences as an Indian-American who pretended to be a black man named Jojo Chokal-Ingam in order to benefit from affirmative action programs at prestigious medical schools, including Pitt’s School of Medicine, where he was eventually rejected. Chokal-Ingam includes proof of letters he received from Pitt admissions officers on his website. School of Medicine administrators declined to confirm the documents or comment on Chokal-Ingam’s admissions process.
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