Anonymous said: unfortunately there would be huge problems with poc clones and they would be treated completely differently from their white counterparts, if history is anything to go by. however, they should definitely add more poc characters overall. i'd totally be into having a new doctor introduced (who's on the same level of cosima, scott, etc. awesome) and characters like that.
well i mean it would be pretty powerful commentary on how poc have been treated by scientists in the past. do you mean that you don’t think our white cis male showrunners could handle it? bc that’s entirely possible, yeah—though they’re doing well with a lot of issues, there are other things that they’re not so great with. man imagine if the original set of clones had been black women though, considering how poorly that group of people has been treated by scientists? as much as i can’t imagine the show without tatiana…man that would have been significant. (i’m white as hell though so if anything i’m saying here is wrong, let me know.)
but in general: yes! more poc characters! with complexity and staying power!
ooh actually i was thinking about this again and WOW no there wouldn’t be clones that aren’t white because project leda is deeply rooted in eugenics which is REALLY deeply rooted in racism…ha…ha……ha………
wow you’d think maybe they’d address race issues on the show considering the history of eugenics and how deeply it’s ingrained in the science part of the whole thing…i am suddenly deeply uncomfortable wow
I am seriously praying for a deeper exploration into eugenics and why these particular clones were considered the top prototypes.
Also, all of the Neolutionists, including Leekie, are presented in a fairly negative light, as being creepy or freaky, yet Delphine openly identifies as a eugenicist and she is overall a positive character. I would like to learn about how she came to be affiliated with that movement and how she mentally and emotionally overcomes the negative connotations that come with eugenics.