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(Dev playfully calls her a “honky” before the couple goes to a honky-tonk bar, and we meet her white grandmother in one of the later episodes.) For a show that so deftly takes on race and how it influences how we see one another, and where every actor’s ethnicity informs his or her character, the decision to not engage with it romantically on any level feels like a missed opportunity.
Master of None addresses how the world perceives Rachel dating an “ethnic,” as one man refers to Dev — wouldn’t it be great if there were also a conversation about Dev’s romantic preferences?
The show’s creators have been engaging with this and other discussions surrounding race that their show has generated.
In a Twitter conversation with Vulture’s Ira Madison III about Dev’s white love interests, Master of None co-creator Alan Yang responded, “Also a good topic for next season if we get one!
Master of None tells stories about people of color that usually go untold and showcases them in roles they don’t normally fill: leading man, supportive friend, loving parent.
Ansari purposefully left the ethnicities of certain roles open so the show could audition a wide range of people.
Right now, Master of None is validating a point of view that white partners are more desirable.
as Rachel Lindsay made history as the show’s first Black lead.
Thankfully she ultimately found her guy – which will be revealed in a few weeks.
That’s not challenging the status quo; that’s reinforcing it.
It’s important to continue to question and examine casting choices: Are these decisions being made it because the best person for the role was white or because we view white people as the best option?
Mindy Lahiri said she loved dating an unseen Korean man because his hands were so tiny, it made her boobs look enormous.