The social justice warrior brigade is said and done some stupid things the past year, but this seriously takes the cake. But when I read stuff like this I just laugh and shake my head at their stupidity. Honestly, if you think a black actress should be hired specifically to do the voice acting of a black character, then either you don’t understand what voice acting fundamentally is or you have zero understanding on how the voice acting industry works. Here is a pro-tip for you social justice warriors, there is absolutely no need for the identity of the character being played to have any bearing on the identity of the voice actor cast, voice acting is not like live action physical acting.
And if you cannot grasp that fundamental aspect of voice acting then rather not make comments on a subject matter you clearly know nothing about. Another pro-tip morons these specific actors/actresses have proven themselves to be good at what they do, that is why they are chosen. Nobody cares about their genitals and skin colour. They are talented therefore they are reliable and people are hiring them based on their merit as voice actors. Laura Bailey has had over 318 voice acting roles. Screw the fact that she is a professional voice actor that has voiced over 10 videogames in 2015 alone and has 25 years of experience in multiple media formats.
Including but not limited to TV Series, Anime and Videogames. Merit, quality, experience who needs those right? Screw that, skin colour matters! White people have been voicing black characters for as long as voice acting has been a job. For example a little known fact Cleveland from Family guy is voiced by a white voice actor even though the character is black. Voices acting does not have a race, voices only have regions of origin. If you can emulate the accent/tone, you are in. So for the love of God please stop whining about nonsensical crap and give it a rest already! There are far more serious things going on in the world that needs to be talked about and this is not one of them.