Yep, this is still awful.
Jazz is from Saudi Arabia. When she gives herself a fake identity, she chooses an Indian name, because, according to Jazz, a clerk at a cheap motel can´t tell the difference between an Arab and an Indian. And this isn´t the first offensive and disparaging comment regarding different cultures and races.
And I wonder why every male in this book wants to be friends with Jazz. She is awful. Admittedly, I´m not a man, so she might be your everymans dreamgirl. Who knows.