Chokal-Ingam reportedly worried he couldn’t compete against other Indian-Americans. So he shaved his head bald in order to appear Black, claimed to belong to Black student organizations, and applied to St. Louis University’s medical school using his middle name Jojo. He says he was accepted, despite having a lower than average GPA. He of course has written a book about his experience.
During an interview on CNN’s Smerconish program, Chokal-Ingam said affirmative action programs are racist because they eliminate merit as a deciding factor. He reportedly said he hopes the president ends it like “Lincoln ended slavery.”
On Aug. 2nd, the Center for Investigative Reporting tweeted a Department of Justice memo outlining an end to “intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”
It seems both Chokal-Ingam and the Department of Justice are unaware that white women benefit from affirmative action much more than Black people and other people of color.
At least Rachel Dolezal, another person who faked being Black for personal gain, claims to want to fight for the equality of Black people, instead of destroying one of the few initiatives intended to level the playing field.