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

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“Without a doubt, being an African American woman, I can definitely relate,” Faucette told NBC/CBS affiliate CNY Central News. “Having said that, I’m not prepared at this point to pull the race card until I get all of the facts and can then make an informed decision.”

Titus is encouraging a more sensitive response from the school, including a re-casting or simple acknowledgement that there’s an issue.

“They have black talented kids at the school, but they chose to put them at the ensemble because they’re not theater kids. They should have made a collaborative effort based on diversity, cultural awareness, [and] sensitivity. How are the black kids going to feel when they see a play?”

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