Monday, August 07, 2017


Asian man who faked being black to get into medical school says affirmative action is RACIST and he hopes Trump will end it like 'Lincoln ended slavery'

By Emily Crane

Daily Mail
August 7, 2017

Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam who faked being black to get into college says affirmative action is racist and hopes President Donald Trump will put a stop to it in the same way 'Lincoln ended slavery'.

Chokal-Ingam, an Indian American, is a strong believer in eliminating affirmative action programs because he says it doesn't allow merit as a decider.

He said the only thing that should be considered when being accepted into a school is test scores.

Chokal-Ingam claims he was accepted into St Louis University's medical school in the 1990s by using his middle name Jojo, shaving his head and becoming a member of black student organizations.

He said despite his lower than average grades, he was accepted because he was posing as a black student.

'I believe that President Trump - by appointing conservative anti-affirmative justices and by using the Justice Department to go after the colleges and universities - I believe that he will end affirmative action like Lincoln ended slavery,' Chokal-Ingam told CNN's Michael Smerconish.

Chokal-Ingam, who wrote a book about his experiences, disputed reports this week that the majority of students in Harvard University's freshman class were non-white for the first time in history.

'I think that is very deceptive,' Chokal-Ingam said.

'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.'

Of the 2,056 students admitted as part of Harvard's Class of 2021, 50.8 percent are from minority groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians - up last year from 47.3 percent.

The news comes as the Trump administration intensifies its focus on affirmative action policies and suggests it will investigate how colleges shape the racial makeup of their campuses.

News came this week that the Justice Department is planning to redirect its resources from its civil rights division to investigating policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.

The Trump administration said it was looking into a single complaint from a coalition of Asian-American groups filed in 2015.

The coalition filed a complaint against Harvard University, alleging that the school and other Ivy League institutions had racial quotas that shut out high-scoring Asians.


Anonymous said...

When Texas had a Democrat for Governor, we too had affirmative action for state jobs. I promoted under this policy. I am white. Some people were female and a minority which enabled them to 16 additional points on a promotional exam. It wasn't fair. The only thing in my favor was the fact that people would turn down a promotion if they had to relocate.
Somehow I bubbled up to the top.

bob walsh said...

It depends on if you think the goals are equal opportunity or equal outcome. A lot of people think it is equal outcome. They will NEVER be happy until an equal level of mediocrity is achieved within society.