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Why Mindy Kaling Refuses To Talk About Race -- And Why I Care So Much

Mindy Kaling arrives at the Fox's Girls Night Out held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Los Ang
Mindy Kaling arrives at the Fox's Girls Night Out held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

In a recent episode of The Mindy Project, Mindy Lahiri, the show’s protagonist played by South Asian American comedian and actress Mindy Kaling, was considering a medical fellowship at Stanford. Her boyfriend, fellow doctor Danny Castellano, upset by the prospect of her moving to California, confides in another colleague. Confused, he tells Castellano: “But Mindy hates not being the only Asian in the room.”

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