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Doctor Who (& its Fandom) Have a Long Way to Go wrt Race, Diversity

This entry is cross-posted from Erika’s personal blog.

Hello gentle readers, I’ve mostly been expressing myself on Twitter these days. It seems like it’s so much less pressure than writing a blog post — which I know makes no sense when a tweet thread can be longer than a blog post. Brains are weird.

Anyway, today’s tweet thread is something important, so I’m also posting it here.

I think I may cross-post this over on the Verity! site as well. [Look! I did!] It’s a message I think a lot of people need to hear. And I fervently hope people will click through the links and listen to the POC who are talking about this and not just take it from some white chick.

Many thanks to @InquiringJoy, from whom I got several of these links. You should definitely follow her for great content like this and much more.

Ep 178 – Tabula Rosa

We were all a bit nervous about this story — whenever Doctor Who tackles something as serious as racism, a lot is on the line. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we dig through how we feel about this story from our international (and very white) perspectives. If you haven’t already, we highly recommend checking out reviews and comments from people with different backgrounds — especially black women.

How did you feel about “Rosa”? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

Malorie Blackman
Noughts & Crosses
Black American Whovian women on Twitter
#TARBIS, Black Girls Create, and their podcast, Time and Relative Blackness in Space
Tai Gooden’s “Rosa” review
Support Verity! on Patreon!

Download or listen now (runtime 1:30:41)