Take a traditionally white character and even SUGGEST changing their race and people start grabbing pitchforks.
Ridiculous. Truly ri-doo-doo-diculous.
If race is not essential to the character’s story/motive, it can be changed. The end. Why is that so hard to understand? And why is it so hard to be open to different interpretations?
You’re coveting an idea that does not belong to you. Or anyone. It is the intellectual property of whosoever wants a crack at it. Calm the fuxk down.