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Vijay Chokalingam, the brother of 'Mindy Project' star Mindy Kaling, changed his identity in 1999 to take advantage of affirmative action policies.


The Jojo Project. (via almostblack.com)

There are a lot of controversial stories about race that come to our attention, but this has to be one of the weirdest. For one thing, it has to do with the complex issue of academic admissions and affirmative action. Furthermore, it's about someone pulling a complicated and ethically ambiguous con. Also, the individual involved is trying to profit off of it by writing a book. And finally, his sister is a celebrity. It sounds like a contrived sitcom premise, which is ironic. Good sitcom writing runs in the family.

Sources: Almost Black | The Mirror | The Daily Beast