Context.

ELLE/Mindy Kaling/Racism/Yada Yada

This, and this.

ELLE/Mindy Kaling/Racism/Yada YadaS

Yes, Mindy looks gorgeous on her cover (duh) and yes, she probably felt glamorous (because she's a bombshell) but that doesn't erase the cultural context in which these kinds of decisions are made!

Lah di dah..... *skips off into distance*