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Student Fakes Being Black To Get Into University

by : Francesca Donovan on : 07 Aug 2017 17:50
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A man who faked being black to get into university has used his own example to argue for an end to affirmative action.

Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam claims he got into St. Louis University with lower than average grades because he posed as an African American man in his application.

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He explained his journey, which he documented in the book Almost Black, in the footage below:

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The student, who is also the brother of Indian American comedian Mindy Kaling, believes all university applications should be accepted and assessed on a merit-only basis.

Vijay, Head of Admissions Consultant at InterviewSOS, documented a number of applicants passing through claiming to be a minority for ‘a flimsy reason’ to take advantage of affirmative action.

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He also disputed recent reports that most Harvard students are non-white and claims President Donald Trump will ‘end affirmative action like Lincoln ended slavery’.

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Speaking to CNN‘s Michael Smerconish, he said:

I think that is very deceptive.

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.

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CNN

An investigative reporter recently tweeted out the Justice Department’s plan to target ‘intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions’.

It was outlined in the following memo:

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Vijay argues that, during his time attending UCLA – a university with no affirmative action programme – he encountered great diversity.

St. Louis University, as well as other American institutions, has developed efforts to overcome under-representation for persons of colour, women, people with disabilities, disabled veterans and Vietnam-era veterans.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

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