No more time
Images of snowflakes under a microscope by Alexey Kljatov.
And this, right here, is one of the many reasons why so many people flinch at the idea of casting a POC as the Doctor - because even if they only realise it subconsciously, if someone who looked like Richard Ayoade or Danny Pudi randomly showed up in a top-secret military bunker anywhere in the Western world, they would be shot. on. sight, because being given the benefit of the doubt in potentially risky situations is a pervasive form of white privilege. And however much we might hate it, this is such a deeply ingrained truth that not even the presence of a magical blue box that’s bigger on the inside could make the vast majority of Western viewers suspend their disbelief sufficiently to accept that a brown Doctor showing up out of nowhere inside the White House or 10 Downing Street wouldn’t be killed immediately - and that, in turn, means that, if we ever do get a POC Doctor, then Doctor Who would actively have to address the question of racism, and that would make lots of I’m-not-a-racist-but racists get really sad because acknowledging race is all politically correct and leftwing and therefore bad, as opposed to, you know, covertly trading on the global legacy of white colonialism and privilege to explain without explaining why your white dude character can go joyriding through all the top secret military bases without ever being called a terrorist.
Same thing with female doctor.