Unlike some I thought the rosa Parks episode and the one in Pakistan was actually some of series 11s best.
Both episodes were pure propaganda.
The Rosa Parks portrayed the case of that girl, that wasn't allowed to study in the white University. That was it. It was just segregation, no genocide, no killing, nothing of sort. But whites are portrayed as hateful people who just salivate hate.
By the way, in the meanwhile, the BBC was doing exactly the same thing, not allowing white people to work in the BBC:
Ironies of life.
The Punjab episode is set in the 47. That time, Muslims killed virtually every non-Muslim in West Punjab. They killed them all
. On the other side, Indians killed virtually every Muslim in East Punjab.
We're not talking about not allowing you go to some University. We're talking about genocide. So, how they portrayed Indians and Muslims in the episode? No need to say, both are mostly positively portrayed: the real villains are some kind of weird aliens (white-skinned aliens, indeed. Figures).
I didn't see it as propaganda. The Pakistan one in a way showed the divide and possibly how that actually we are often similar but war can divide. The rosa park one was about racism.
A lot of people didn't like how the villain came from the future and racism was still a thing but I think it shows a truth a lot don't like to admit. Racism will always exist in some form or another. That doesn't mean wr shouldn't fight it though
As for a reboot it would need some time off the air. I think the issue may be simply over familiarity. New who worked because it was able to introduce a new audience to doctor who but I don't see it picking newer audiences up again
The Pakistan one in a way showed the divide and possibly how that actually we are often similar but war can divide. The rosa park one was about racism.
• The Rosa Park episode was about a historical episode where white people do not want to go to the same College than black people.
• The Pakistan episode was about a historical episode where Muslim people wanted to kill (and killed) every Indian around.
You label the first one as 'racism' and the second one as 'divide'. You're labeling the desire to not to attend the same College with a more severe and significant
adjective than the desire to genocide a whole community.
Why? because the first case white people are the ones to blame, so (for you) them rejecting to attend the same College is way more grievous than Muslims genociding Indians in West Punjab. That's textbook white-guilt.
No your putting your own agenda into my stuff. I don't know as much about the subject on the Muslim Indian issue to talk about it but I did find it interesting that the episode took something that a lot of people didn't know much about. I also didn't even know who rosa parks was before the episode because it's not something really taught in the UK, well certainly not something we got taught at my school.
As for my guilt, as I have mentioned I disagree that white people should feel guilty. I've seen people say that they should feel bad about stuff just because they are white which isn't true. Being white shouldn't automatically be a prerequisite for guilt and there are rich and poor from all walks of life. That doesn't mean I don't feel bad for peoples past actions in any war and so on.
I draw the line when people state we should be responsible for our ancestors actions which to me defeats the object of moving forward together to make a better world.
I also do feel the whole guilt thing may actusally be brought on by white people feeling bad and so they feel they are too entitled