Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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The Mindy Project finally addresses Mindy’s ethnicity

posted by Randall
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A scene from The Mindy Project’s “Bernardo and Anita” episode that explores the character’s immigrant roots

By Ed Diokno

In this week’s episode of The Mindy Project, our favorite OB-GYN, Mindy Lahiri, proclaims she is an Indian American and refuses to acknowledge what her colleague thinks of her—an entitled white man.

It took four … Read more

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Shows with Diverse Casts Paying Off for Networks

posted by Randall

BlackishThis has been certainly the year of diversity for network television.

In the words of ABC Entertainment Chief Paul Lee, shows with all white casts “feel dated.”

Just three weeks into the new season at ABC, the network this week green lighted for full season airings two freshman shows featuring large African American … Read more


Time: Networks unveil most diverse TV schedule ever

posted by Randall

television Family in front of TVCould it be that America’s broadcast executives are finally getting it?

 Time reports that next TV season will have the most diverse casts ever with many minority actors in the lead.

We will have three series with  Asian American leads, Fresh Off the Boat on ABC with Randall Park, Hudson Yang and Constance Wu; and … Read more

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LA Times: @MindyKaling says she’s a proud Asian American

posted by Randall

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling gave her most extensive interview to date about the criticism she’s received about the diversity or lack of it on her program.

Kaling told the Los Angeles Times “The fact is, I am so proud to be an Asian American and part of the Asian America community,” she added. “My connection with that … Read more

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YOMYOMF: Are we harder on our own?

posted by Randall

Mindy Kaling The criticism of Mindy Kaling and questions about diversity on The Mindy Project have a familiar ring to Margaret Cho, according to a blog in YOMYOMF

Kaling, as you might have heard, recently lashed out with a series of F bombs after it was suggested she could do more for women and people of … Read more

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Mindy Kaling fires back at diversity questions at SXSW

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Mindy Kaling at SXSWA recent panel discussion at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, found Mindy Kaling firing back at questions about diversity on her show, The Mindy Project (Photo by Digital Photos).

The mood of the panel titled “Running the Show: TV’s New Queen of Comedy,” was fairly jovial until … Read more

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Zaniest question of the night on the Red Carpet went to @MindyKaling

posted by Randall

Mindy Kaling It’s a 10 second clips that’s been making the rounds on social media.

A reporter with E! Online asked Mindy Kaling “what’s your type?”

It was an apparent reference to Kaling’s preference for dating exclusively white men on her program, The Mindy Project.

Jezebel, which has called out Kaling for her choice of … Read more


Daily Targum: What the Mindy Project says about race & dating

posted by Randall

Mindy ProjectA blog by Rutgers University senior Rashmee Kumar for the Daily Targum takes a critical look at what the TV show The Mindy Project is saying about South Asian Americans in a multi-cultural society.

While applauding Kaling for bringing visibility to South Asian Americans, she finds “pretty problematic” the show’s commentary on sexual and race … Read more

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Deadline: Asian Americans win one, lose one

posted by Randall

DadsA big win and a loss for Asian Americans fighting for better portrayals in the media.

Dads has been put on indefinite hiatus by Fox, reports Deadline. The show was called by some critics the most racist on television for its depiction of  a giggly Asian American who dressed in a sexy school girl … Read more


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