Mindy Kaling’s brother claims he pretended to be black to get into medical school

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(PIX11)-- Mindy Kaling's older brother said he allegedly conned the college admissions system, self-reporting as black in his successful application to medical school.

Vijay Chokal-Ingam said on his blog Almost Black that he pretended to be black on his admissions application because he "knew his grades weren't good enough to get in." At least not as a Indian-American, he said.

"Still, I was determined to become a doctor and I knew that admission standards for certain minorities under affirmative action were, let’s say… less stringent?" Chokal-Ingam said.

He proceeded to shave his head off, trimmed his "long Indian eyelashes," and joined a black students association, he said.

And with all of that, he became a contender at some of best medical schools in America, including Columbia, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, he said.

"My plan actually worked," Chokal-Ingam, who did it all while posing as black man, said. "Lucky for you, I never became a doctor."

His confession comes to show his opposition to affirmative action discrimination, specifically at his alma mater UCLA. He is planning to write a memoir about his experience.

His family apparently doesn't approve of his revelation. He said his sister Mindy worried the book "will bring shame on our family."

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