Many of us rightly make the claim that we all belong to “one human race”, usually in response to people who engage in race politics or who use divisive language to spread harmful rhetoric. If it is always the case that people should be judged on their content rather than the colour of their skin, as most of us with good reason believe, then perhaps it should not be such a big deal if a person with more melanin in her skin is cast to play the role of an Egyptian Queen or even an imaginary fairy.
What do you think? Is it a big deal? Why/why not?