Last night's episode of The Mindy Project addressed race, and specifically mentioned a topic we discussed right here on this site in May.
The episode, titled "Mindy Lahiri Is A Racist," was written by Ike Barinholz (who plays Morgan) and David Stassen, but it was, as all episodes of this show are, produced by Mindy Kaling. A lot happened, but here's what you need to know: Schulman and Associates, the OB/Gyn office where Dr. Mindy Lahiri works, is constantly feuding with the midwives who work upstairs. In this episode, one of Mindy's coworkers, Dr. Danny Castellano (played by Chris Messina), has a patient who says she's been singing his praises on her mommy blog. Danny looks it up and discovers it's a racist site, whitemommy.com. He's being praised by a racist. The situation is compounded when the midwives upstairs ask Mindy's office to display posters of a black politician who is running for congress, and they refuse — not because he's black, because "if you guys like him, we don't." The midwives start a protest rally, accusing the entire practice of racism.
A PR consultant — played by Jenna Elfman — is brought in, and as Mindy, Danny and Dr. Reed meet with her — as seen in the clip above — all of their racist and pseudo-racist thoughts come out. Mindy says: "I am Indian. I can't be racist." Dr. Castellano replies: "Oh, please. You only hook up with white guys." Sounds familiar!