– you talked about that you are enthusiastic about the prejudices that minorities have against other minorities, and you also believed that that ended up being a comedy area that is really good. And you also work that into the brand new show for the reason that there’s A indian girl whom didn’t have the arranged wedding she had been likely to have. And she married a Muslim guy, after which they divorced, and none of this feamales in this specific Indian community desire to talk along with her because she had married a Muslim guy. Is the fact that a typical example of everything you had been speaing frankly about with regards to prejudices some minorities have about other minorities? Needless to say, in Asia.
GROSS: In Asia, Hindus aren’t a minority, but in America these are typically.
KALING: Yeah, absolutely. I believe that is undoubtedly a typical example of that. I’ve seen firsthand the racism that Hindus feel towards Muslims as a result of, you understand – it really is strange to inherit a prejudice as a result of a thing that’s located in Asia, you realize, them when you’re here, too because I think it’s about Kashmir issues and just the issues that take place in India, and then you’re supposed to inherit. And thus we – that character felt actually real to my youth and my entire life of a lady whom’d made a selection after which ended up being shunned due to it.
GROSS: And exactly what do you realy find funny about those tensions?
KALING: I think it is funny because, towards the typical white US, we are possibly the exact exact same. You understand, this might be – like, if you ask me, this really is a narcissism of little distinctions towards the normal American individual searching at a person who is a dark-skinned Indian Hindu individual and a dark-skinned Indian Muslim individual. I do not think anybody believes there is an impact between me personally and Aziz Ansari, but their household – you realize, he’s, i do believe, atheist, but their household is Muslim. Continue reading Once I interviewed you in 2012, you talked about – and I also do not keep in mind just what the context is