The unspoken truth about affirmative action is that it sets quotas for Asians. Diversity ends up punishing performing minorities.
Now Vijay Chokal-Ingam demonstrated that you can get ahead by having bad grades and the right race.
Fifteen years ago, Vijay Chokal-Ingam shaved off his straight black hair, trimmed what he calls his “long Indian eyelashes” and started checking off the “black” box for race on his med-school applications.
Before long, the Asian Indian American was interviewing at Harvard and Columbia, and found himself on wait lists at the University of Pennsylvania, Washington University and Mt. Sinai — despite his relatively mediocre 3.1 GPA and his family’s considerable wealth.
A 3.1 GPA is not a ticket to medical school, but med schools are under pressure to graduate black doctors and the standards go down. On Twitter, Vijay links to a number of letters he received based on his other minority status.