Is there racism in dating
Freema Agyeman, Martha’s actress, has said that young black children write to her and say that they want to be like her when they grow up.
Gay men like me felt our sexual orientation as an ineffable presence as long as we can remember.
As a child, I ogled Omri Katz in Hocus Pocus, enjoyed playing with girls and their dolls and wanted to be Ginger Spice.
When it comes to the modern fight for equal rights, it's imperative that we remind our straight counterparts that we were born this way.
When Shakespeare meets the Doctor and Martha, he asks the Doctor, “Who are you, exactly?
More’s the point, who is your delicious blackamoor lady?
Gay white men were born gay, but they were also raised and socialized as white men — the social group vested with the most privilege in America. White, gay men set the standard against which other gay men's attractiveness is measured.
I’m not saying that casual racism is more or less hurtful than overt racism—it’s all racism, and it’s all hurtful.
Even if women of color were becoming doctors in 1913, society as a whole might not have approved of them, and that disapproving attitude would have fed into the culture and acceptable statements of the time.
I’m sure Joan wouldn’t think of herself as racist, but the fact is, because she holds these subconscious ideals, she is.
Martha was the first major companion of color on had its share of racism problems with Martha—for example, when Martha and the Doctor land in 1599 in “The Shakespeare Code”, Martha asks the Doctor if she’d be all right walking about London.
The Doctor responds “Just walk about like you own the place, works for me”—ignoring the fact that it mostly likely works for him because he’s taken the form of a white male.