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Old May 28 2013, 04:41 PM   #70
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Re: Doctor Who accused of racism

Admiral Buzzkill wrote: View Post
She says an episode in 2007 had the Doctor speaking dismissively of Martha's fears that she would be sold into slavery as the two characters visited Elizabethan England.
The Doctor tells her to "walk about like you own the place. It works for me."
The author claims the comment "betrays the ignorance of writers about historical racial violence and contemporary white privilege".

Well now, that's a good point.
Though it does seem like a response one would expect from the Doctor and the writer didn't ignore the issue altogether. It didn't seem too out of place in an episode where no one bats an eye at a woman wearing a tank top, a leather jacket, jeans and big hoop earrings.
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