Originally Posted by TheReverend
So you just ignore that part of the essence of the character IS, in fact, their color?
The Cosby show was extremely influential crossing and eliminating some racial boundaries BECAUSE they were black. As were the Jeffersons, Fresh Prince, hell even Martin, etc.
How many people my age in their late twenties remember the episode were Will Smith's dad comes back, and he's going to leave the Banks residence to go trucking with his dad, who then ditches him again, and how emotional that was when he was hugging Uncle Phil crying saying "Why doesn't he want me?"?
A massive chunk of white America was emotionally involved with AND growing up with a black family
And yeah, I'd be furious if they changed that selfishly for my nostalgic purposes and for future generations.
I think there in the lies the problem with your argument. What part of Spiderman or Peter Parker is in essence tied to his skin color or race or culture?
Like I said before, I don't want them to cast someone of a different race just to be different. If the person is right for the role, they can cast whoever they like regardless of the skin color. Heck, if you want to use stereotype, Parker should have been Asian instead of white.