The author of a new book is very proud to have taken cultural appropriation and the debate around Affirmative Action to new lows.
Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam is a consultant to students/author who wrote the book “Almost Black: The True Story of How I Got Into Medical School By Pretending to Be Black.”
Vijay, who is Indian, actually faked being an African-American in order to take advantage of Affirmative Action laws.
It has become such a controversial practice that the
Department of Justice is looking to go after universities that use Affirmative Action in their admission processes.
Vijay was studying statistics at the University of Chicago, when he decided to join a black student organization, so he could apply to medical school as a black man.
“I believe that President Trump, by appointing conservative anti-affirmative action Justices, and by using the Justice Department to go after the colleges and the universities, I believe he will and affirmative action like Lincoln ended slavery.” – Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam
The book is released right on time – there’s a current controversy brewing over Affirmative Action laws on campus.
There’s was a long-running case involving a student at the University of Texas at Austin, while Harvard is now under fire, for having a mostly African-American incoming class in the upcoming academic year.