All-White Cast for ‘The Wiz’ Causes Parental Concern in NY

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  • Parents are outraged after discovering that the cast of a high school production of “The Wiz” is all white.

    Originally cast with a slew of black stars as a direct response to the white version of “Wizard of Oz,” officials at an upstate New York school are being blamed for not marketing the musical to incorporate a more diverse group of students.

    One parent, Letrice Titus, said she was first made aware of the issue when her daughter, who is black, was cast as a member of the ensemble, rather than as a lead.

    North Central Syracuse School District superintendent, Kim Dyce Faucette responded to the issue with concern, but plans to investigate before pulling the plug.

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