I have to admit that I’m not your target audience, as the nearly naked women in comic books make me want to scream and so I generally avoid them. I really just read the article because I love Zendaya and think she’ll make an awesome MJ. In addition to being gorgeous, she’s smart, talented, funny and well-spoken. And, the traditions of comic books notwithstanding, I can’t recollect any reason why race would have anything to do with the character so she’s as good a choice as anyone. You can call it race bending, but quite frankly I wouldn’t have given it a second thought if not for your article. Besides which, white people had black face and have portrayed PoC for as long as there have been movies; a little turnabout seems only right.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I will comment, but it was an interesting article. Now can we talk about some clothes for Wonder Woman? :-D