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印裔男子假扮黑人入读美国名校:为反"平权法案"


还记得那个说出自己假装成黑人成功进入美国医学院而引发热议的印度裔小哥吗? 这位小哥名叫维贾伊(Vijay Chokal-Ingam),从小在美国波士顿长大,是一位印度移民。维贾伊的经历在媒体和社交网站上引发了巨大关注,有人感到惊讶,也有人质疑他造假。

1998年10月,他假扮黑人申请医学院,1999年3月,他收到美国圣路易斯大学录取信,两年后,他说出了真相。2015年,美国媒体曾报道此事,当时他打算将自己的经历写成一本书,最近这本书出版了。

近日,维贾伊接受了红星新闻采访。他表示,除了种族之外,自己其他所有申请信息都是真实的,之所以说出这段经历,是为了表达自己反对美国“平权法案”种族歧视的立场。他认为,这摧毁了不少亚裔美国人的教育梦想,“我正在为反对种族主义而战,这样我的子孙后辈和其他亚裔美国人就不必继续面对我们今天所面临的种族歧视。”



▲维贾伊  受访者供图

提前解读

美国“平权法案”


美国所谓“平权法案”诞生于上世纪60年代,是肯尼迪和约翰逊两任总统为落实《民权法案》相继签署的一系列旨在入学和就业上对少数族裔进行优惠照顾的总统令。但该法案一直存在争议,比如大学录取的种族配额或大学入学的性别配额,被批评为“逆向歧视”。

美国5万华人曾联署要求重置该法案

2013年,美国5万华人联署要求联邦最高法院重新考虑“平权法案”的设置,这项法案近年来为华裔学生升学带来了极大的冲击和困扰,并再次成为在美华人、华裔的热议焦点。时至今日,它已成为影响美国少数族裔最重要的法案之一,然而它的获益群体中却并不包含华裔。频频有数据统计显示,华裔学生成绩普遍高于其他族裔,可是在录取方面,“平权法案”的种族比例设置使成绩的重要性作出让位,出现了华裔学生录取分数线比非裔和拉丁裔高出上百分的现象。这样的制度使得成绩在华裔学生中比较优秀、同其他族裔相比十分优秀的华裔学生落榜,令许多华裔家庭抱怨“不公平”。

印度裔学生假扮黑人被名校录取

但他最终退学,说出了一切


据美国《华盛顿邮报》报道,维贾伊在美国芝加哥大学完成本科学业后,他打算申请美国顶级医学院的研究生,但是,他的一位成绩更好的朋友申请被拒的经历让他认为:不应该用印度裔美国人的身份去申请。

维贾伊发现,非裔美国人,黑人及西班牙裔最容易申请到顶尖的医学院,平均录取率比亚裔和白人高出30%~40%。于是,他在申请过程中隐瞒了自己的印度裔身份,假装成黑人:当时,他剃了光头,修了一下自己卷翘的睫毛,加入了美国芝加哥大学一个黑人学生组织,还把自己中间名字改成了“更像非洲人”的“Jojo”,然后向多所学校的医学院递出了自己的申请,其中包括不少名校。



▲维贾伊假扮成“黑人”   受访者供图



▲维贾伊的美国医学院申请摘要,种族标记为黑人   受访者供图

维贾伊告诉红星新闻,在申请的过程中,凯斯西储大学医学院的招生人员就他的种族身份产生了怀疑并与他进行了对质。他认为,其他的一些学习招生官员也怀疑过他的种族问题,但并没有对此进行对质。维贾伊是一个皮肤黝黑的印度人,他的父母是从非洲移民到美国的,他小时候也在尼日利亚生活了几年。在所有的面试中他都专门提及了这些事实。

结果,维贾伊一共收到了包括哈佛、耶鲁、哥伦比亚等名校在内11家美国学校的面试邀请,并进入了四所名校的候选名单。最终,他成功进入了圣路易斯大学医学院。他说,“如果是印度裔学生,以我3.1的平均分根本申请不到医学院,而我作为‘黑人’,竟然能接到这么多邀请。”



▲维贾伊收到的圣路易斯大学录取信   受访者供图

入学后,维贾伊所在的医学院有150名学生,大家没有特别注意到他,所以他在学校并没有露出什么破绽。但是,黑人的身份让他在学校偶尔也会遭到歧视。而最让他感到气愤的还是录取政策,在医学院学习两年之后,他决定说出一切。

目的是反对美国“平权法案”

“它摧毁不少亚裔接受高等教育和就业的机会”

维贾伊告诉红星新闻,说出这一切是为了表达自己反对美国“平权法案”种族歧视的立场。

“这摧毁了不少亚裔美国人以及白人申请者接受高等教育和就业机会的梦想,它还对非裔美国人和西班牙裔工作者的学术能力和专业技能产生了负面的刻板印象。”维贾伊说。

维贾伊最终没有完成在圣路易斯医学院的学习,本来梦想毕业后成为医生的他经过两年的学习后意识到,自己并不适合医学研究,而更擅长商业。“梦想与现实是有区别的。”他这样对红星新闻说。

从医学院退学后,维贾伊在金融行业工作了几年,参加了金融课程培训,重新专注于学术,完成了特许金融分析师资格认证。

后来他申请了加州大学洛杉矶分校安德森管理学院,并成功被录取。这一次,他没有再假装自己是黑人,加州大学洛杉矶分校是美国少数几个不实行“平权法案”的顶级商学院之一。维贾伊很自豪自己能在这样一个多样化的集体中学习,他的同学包括非洲裔美国人、亚裔美国人、美洲原住民、西班牙裔、白人和国际学生,他们都是凭借自己的成绩进入该校的。维贾伊在这里获得了自己的MBA学位。

他提到,过去几年,时任美国加州总检察长卡玛拉?哈里斯开始恢复加州高等教育系统以及加州大学洛杉矶分校的平权行动。“我认为加州大学洛杉矶分校恢复该法案将会破坏该校的学术诚信,同时也会强化对少数族裔学生的负面刻板印象。”维贾伊这样对红星新闻说。

在网上发起反种族歧视项目

他希望能像马丁·路德金那样

维贾伊认为,平权行动是美国一种合法形式的种族主义,它摧毁了不少亚裔美国人的教育梦想,让亚裔美国人和白人学生申请美国顶尖大学和研究生院更加困难。

他告诉红星新闻,在美国,亚裔美国人申请大学或者研究生是最困难的,其次是白人,第三是西班牙裔,最容易申请的是非裔美国人。他举例说,如果一个学生的GPA(平均学分绩点)是3.1,MCAT(申请攻读北美临床医学院的学生所必备的一项考试)得分为31分,在2015年申请美国的医学院,那么,亚裔的入学机会只有18%,白人是36%,西班牙裔是56%,而非洲裔美国人是76%。

维贾伊在网站上发起了一个反种族歧视项目,他希望能像美国民权运动领袖马丁·路德金在上世纪呼吁种族平等一样,让美国的“平权法案”最终能被废除。他认为任何基于种族的招生政策都不该存在,学校应该纯粹从优点而不是种族来做判断。



▲维贾伊以自己为例,对比印度裔学生和黑人学生的入学可能性  受访者供图

他的呼吁和行为目前还没有得到美国政府的回应,但是近日美国司法部调查哈佛大学歧视亚裔一事让他看到了希望。

另据外媒报道,美国前民权事务的一位高级官员表示,也许是时候休整一下“平权法案”了,“这项法案本来是为了平等和保护差异而设立的,但发展到现在,却成了对白人和亚裔的歧视。”






(Boston, MA) Jany 8-5-2017 反亚裔细分演讲





Comments:

(8/07/2017 @徐菁)

CAPA-HC received a media request for comments on DOJ potentially investigating college affirmative action policies. CAPA board passed a vote to send the following responses:

We welcome the news of the DOJ investigation. It is long overdue for Asian American community. Asian Americans as a minority group have endured racial discrimination throughout the history of our nation. The Chinese exclusion act of 1882, the first law implemented to prevent a specific ethnic group from immigrating to the United States, was only repealed in 1943 after many Chinese men served in the US army, fought for and even died for our country. The Japanese Americans
were forced to the internment camps during the WWII. Now Asian American applicants are suffering from discriminatory college admissions practices such as illegal use of blunt racial quotas and racially-differentiated standards. Like the originators of the Chinese Exclusion Act, these colleges use same excuse for their discrimination: there are too many Asians (Chinese). There are better ways to achieve diversity than the use of race-based discriminatory policies and practices. Asian Americans deserve equal education rights just like any other ethnic group.

(8/07/2017 @小迷糊)

Very nice reply. 顺便给哈维的CAPA-HC做个广告。全称哈维华人家长联合会 Chinese American Parents Association - Howard County 欢迎大家加入(https://www.capa-hc.org/membership-hnsxf, 徐菁是chair), 会员有普通(general, 免费)和资深(senior, $25一年)两种,senior member 有投票权。




Arizona亚裔联盟 就亚裔细分议案与州参议员 Kimberly Yee 沟通 - 7/20/2017

AZAA Meeting With Senator Kimberly Yee - 7/20/2017

Published on Jul 21, 2017

今天会议纪要(Frank 版)

7月20日下午, 亚利桑那亚裔联盟(AZAA)就SCR1012(亚裔细分)议案与州参议员Kimberly Yee (余艳芬)在州参院会议厅举行了沟通会议。来自大凤凰城地区的多个华裔社团代表及侨领以及民众60余人参加了会议。此次会议的促进者之一,来自Chandler的华裔市议员黄馨民(Sam Huang)也出席了会议并发言表明反对立场。会中,亚利桑那亚裔联盟(AZAA)副主席张传东就亚裔细分的危害进行了精彩论述。张传东引经据典,旁征博引对该议案逐条刨析,深刻揭露了其声东击西的险恶本质。

与会代表亦踊跃发言,从各自不同的立场强烈反对该议案对亚裔进行细分。

在各方强大的压力下,余艳芬议员声明她不再支持该议案的立场,且承诺今后不再推动类似提案。

参会双方最后达成共识,同意今后加强沟通交流,避免类似情况再次发生。






Chinese Americans Lashing out at Asian Dis-aggregation Legislation

(7/20/2017 Rhode Island) "照片中的孩子们都是本地人带来的,很多父母开始觉悟"



"支持罗德岛华人反对亚裔细分法案的抗议行动!向参加反对亚裔细分法案的华人和学生小朋友们致敬。在美国人人平等,亚裔不需要细分!为了我们孩子的未来,华人要团结一致共同发出抗议之声,我们要敦促国会废除亚裔细分法案。"


"这几个娃以后可以载入华人维权史册了,要reaching out 到普通美国人民得到共鸣"


"人同此心 心同此理,美国是代代传承的移民国家,来自五湖四海的,我们想要的也是这个国家的主流意识"


(Arizona) Andy Zhang on Radio Lashing out at Asian Dis-aggregation Legislation and Arizona SCR1012


"谢谢@张传东-AZ 的得力领导和组织!  亚利桑那州初战告捷:Senator Yee 已经明确表达不会继续支持提出任何类似的Bill。她说也已经看到这么多的反对意见,她不可能再支持了。她说她是教育口的,坚决支持 merit base。亚利桑那州亚裔细分法案在华人同胞的努力抗争下终于不复存在!"  


Andy Zhang VP of AZAA Lashing out at Asian Disaggregation Legislation and Arizona SCR1012(Original)



Arizona Asian Alliance


Arizona Asian Alliance

亚利桑那亚裔联盟与Senator Kimberly Yee (余艳芬)沟通纪实

罗德岛反亚裔细分抗议纪实

雨尘一说 | 反细分 吼出华裔的心声














Chris Grisafe for School Board Update!

Posted on July 17, 2017

Early voting has started! We need your vote to save the seat! You can vote early in person at the Government Center on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday August 26th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, located at:

12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA 22035

To Vote Absentee by Mail

Request an absentee ballot here: Once recieved, complete your ballot and place in mail no later than Friday, August 25th to reach the elections board by election day, August 29th!

Voting on Election Day, August 29, 2017

Your regular polling location will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. If you are unsure where to vote on election day click here! 

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Special Election to Be Held August 29 to Fill Vacant School Board Seat





Meet and Greet Chris Grisafe 
6/24/2017

Chris Grisafe: 
"
I am running for Fairfax County School Board at-Large because I want to protect the excellence in our schools. "


Chris Grisafe: "
FCPS must continue to provide a high-quality education that prepares all students for the modern workforce, higher education, and the pursuit of responsible citizenship. We must empower and educate our students for success and meaningful lives."

Chris Grisafe: 
Excellence in our school system directly impacts the success of our community and I know from personal experience the impact that quality schools can have in the lives of children."


Chris Grisafe: "
I now seek to serve and give back to create for students more opportunities like those I've been fortunate enough to encounter along the way!"

​I would be honored to have your support and your vote.
- Chris



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Fairfax Democrats Endorse Karen Keys-Gamarra for School Board At-Large

A special election will be held on August 29th, 2017 for an At-Large (countywide) Member of the Fairfax County School Board to fill a vacancy.

The members of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee voted on June 23rd to endorse Karen Keys-Gamarra for School Board At-Large.  We thank all the candidates and members who participated in the process.  Keys-Gamarra will enjoy our full support going into the August 29 special election.

Source: http://www.fairfaxdemocrats.org/2017/06/01/endorsement-of-at-large-school-board-member-for-2017-special-election/





Posted on June 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steve Buckingham
703-766-4467
executivedirector@fairfaxgop.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

Fairfax County Republican Committee Endorsement of Chris Grisafe for School Board At-Large

Last night at FCRC’s monthly meeting, the Committee voted unanimously to endorse Chris Grisafe for the vacant Fairfax County School Board At-Large seat, previously held by Jeanette Hough. Both Jeanette and sitting School Board Member Elizabeth Schultz spoke highly of Chris. Chris expressed his sincere gratitude and spoke about how eager he was to get to work to improve the lives of every child and parent in the county through a better school system.

After the endorsement, FCRC Chairman Matt Ames said, “I’ve known Chris for many years, and he will be an outstanding School Board member.  He will bring the same kind of respectful, courteous, and effective questioning of the status quo that Jeanette Hough exemplified.  Chris knows from his own life experience the value of a strong education, and he is determined to make sure that the Fairfax County Public Schools continue to live up to their reputation.”

 

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(Fairfax, VA) Special Election to Be Held August 29 to Fill Vacant School Board Seat

Fairfax County Circuit Court Chief Judge Bruce D. White has authorized a special election to fill the School Board seat left vacant by the resignation of Jeanette Hough, member-at-large, who resigned on May 31. The special election will be held on Tuesday, August 29, to fill the remainder of the term of office, which extends until January 1, 2020.





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From: https://patch.com/virginia/oakton/op-ed-fcps-has-a-credibility-problem

Op-Ed: FCPS Has a Credibility Problem

Michele Menapace, a parent advocate, questions some of the school board's budget decisions

By Nicole Trifone (Patch Staff) - Updated May 17, 2012 2:25 pm ET

...

"Is your credibility limit strained by learning about an FCPS contract awarded to a paid election campaign consultant?  In February, three days after posting the request for proposal, FCPS awarded a $35,000 contract to Arcasun, a newly-formed company owned and operated by Shaista Keating. (Ms. Keating was paid $10,000 to advise Jane Strauss’ election campaign last fall and also heads the group Fairfax Full Day Kindergarten. Fairfax FDK is an advocacy group that publicly supported school board candidates in favor of full-day kindergarten in all Fairfax County elementary schools.) Arcasun has no previous experience and its Fairfax County business license had not been issued when the contract was awarded. "

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Chris Grisafe Announces Run for

Fairfax County School Board At-Large Seat

 

Veteran & national security professional seeks to 

“protect excellence in FCPS”



FAIRFAX, VA, May 31, 2017 –


Chris Grisafe has announced he is running for the Fairfax County School Board at-Large position for the upcoming special election to be held this summer. The date of the special election, which has not yet been determined, will be set by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court in accordance with Virginia law.

 

The seat is currently held by Jeanette Hough, who was elected in 2015, and will be vacated as of May 31, 2017. Hough has announced she must leave the School Board position governing Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) as a result of her husband's service. The family is being transferred overseas.

 

A national security professional and veteran, Grisafe said he's running because "I want to protect the excellence in Fairfax County Public Schools." With a special election taking place in the summer, Grisafe will focus on reaching out to voters during a time when most Fairfax County residents are not thinking about returning to the voting booth.

 

"FCPS must continue to provide a high quality education that prepares all students for the modern workforce, higher education, and the pursuit of responsible citizenship,” added Grisafe, who also serves as a volunteer advisor and mentor to college students.

 

Having tragically lost his mother early in life, "I cannot overstate the importance and influence of the many teachers and mentors who have been consequential guide posts in my life," said Grisafe. "I know personally how important it is to empower and educate our students so they can lead successful and meaningful lives."

 

Among the nation’s largest school systems, Fairfax County Public Schools has been ground zero for social and academic experimentation. "A local school board's emphasis must be on the students," Grisafe added regarding his desire to run.

 

Talking from personal experience, he said he was greatly influenced by dedicated teachers and mentors to succeed in community college, serve in the U.S. Coast Guard, graduate from Loyola Marymount University and earn an MBA from Virginia Tech.

 

“It is imperative that we keep FCPS focused on its primary mission – to provide a high-quality education,” said Grisafe.  The current School Board’s May 25th vote to balance the budget for the next fiscal year by increasing class size is just one example of why “Fairfax County needs an at-Large School Board Member who will insist on evidence-based data in its decisions to benefit all of our students.”

 

Prioritizing rigor in the curriculum, workforce and college readiness means “the School Board must focus on good metrics, eliminating redundancy and encouraging efficiency,” said Grisafe "to enable FCPS to allocate our precious resources where they are needed most - for our teachers and our students in the classroom.”

 

Parents and community members have often been frustrated with by the School Board’s focus on issues other than student academic achievement. Fairfax County voters overwhelmingly rejected a Meals Tax Referendum last November which was advertised ostensibly to add the tax, in part at least, for education needs.

 

"I will approach policy matters with an open mind and seek to understand issues with compassion," said Grisafe. "Still, the focus must always be on the merits those issues and the data to support good decision-making."

 

Once the date of the special election is set by the court, Fairfax County residents will elect the new at-Large School Board Member to serve the balance of Hough’s term, which ends in November 2019. All registered voters in Fairfax County are able to vote for an at-Large candidate.



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