The casting document was posted by Oh No They Didn’t! after an African-American actor who didn’t fit the profile passed it on to them. Someone at the casting agency claimed that the reason they didn’t want an actor who was “too dark” was that it would make lighting and special effects more difficult. Seriously.
Touré: It’s valuable & important for us to avoid language that posits black as negative, thus subtly perpetuating white goodness & white supremacy.