Doctor Who is NOT, I repeat NOT, racist.
In an article in the Telegraph, it says that several academics have called the show “thunderously racist”.
No I’m serious…………………. just WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????
The main argument is that none of the eleven Doctors have been Asian or black. Academics have said that this means that the show is racist.
OK, I have two comments for that-
1: It’s not about the skin colour, it’s about the actor. Maybe no Asian or black actors have expressed interest in the role, and that’s their decision, not the BBC’s or academic’s decisions.
2: Why does it matter? Just because eleven white actors have been the Doctor doesn’t make the show racist. Lots of foreign and black actors have had major or minor roles in the show and the BBC has said that “reflecting the diversity of the UK is a duty of the BBC, and casting on Doctor Who is colour blind. It’s all about finding the right actors for the roles”. THERE Mr. Academic man, THERE!
Another thing on the matter is the fact that not only do I think Doctor Who isn’t racist, I think it’s ANTI- racist.
Example: the Daleks. The Daleks are based of the Nazis, who thought everyone who weren’t them were wrong. The Daleks believe the same. That’s racist to everyone who aren’t them. Doctor Who shows that beliefs like these are wrong, thus preventing racism like that.
So, do you agree with my point? Do you think complaining that Doctor Who is racist is fair?
- Doctor Who is ‘thunderingly racist’, say academics (metro.co.uk)
- Doctor Who ‘thunderingly racist’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- BBC answers charges that ‘Doctor Who’ is racist, full of ‘outdated attitudes’ (theglobaldispatch.com)