Many people know that I stopped watching Nu Dr Who a few years ago for its blatant racism and homophobia as explained here.
While I wasn’t holding my breath, part of me was hoping a nonwhite or a female Dr. Who would’ve been announced. Especially in light of the fact that 11 told Clyde in the Sarah Jane Adventures that the Doctor doesn’t always have to be white (thus making it canon).
And no, I’m not impressed that they allegedly offered the one black actor the role. That isn’t effort, that’s a slap in the face. Especially given that the success on NuWho hinges on the the fact that its inclusiveness of POCs and LGBTQs is what made the show an international hit to begin with. If the producers wanted a nonwhite actor, they would’ve found one. If they wanted a female Doktah, they would’ve gotten her.
And to answer the question to that kid on Tumblr, regarding how wizard it would’ve been if the new Doctor had been black or female or even a black female Doctor.
You had her, her name was DOCTOR Martha Jones. That was the whole point of her storyline, to show that a human could be the equal of a Timelord without being God-moded. However most of you may not have realized it because of the distraction the white fangirls were causing. Many of them were going batshit because the beautiful uppity Negress replaced their blonde audience insert and became romantically involved with their pretend alien boyfriend.