@geewhiz: Once again, if your a fan of the character the race shouldn't matter.
And once again, if you dislike someone because of their race, that is racism.
Why not introduce a new character?
Because they aren't.
Dude it's just why? Why Jimmy Olsen? Anybody who knows Superman knows that dude and knows how he should look. It's been that way for about 70 years. This is such a huge change and for no reason. Because in the N52 he's also the exact same. In every piece of media he's been in he's the spunky superman buddy. Why the sudden change?
People don't have a problem with the color of his skin, they have a problem with the lack of explanation. WHY???