And remember this about race: uniquely human ability to pass down culture to succeeding generations started in Africa. In a sense, we are all "black". But ancestors who moved north lost skin pigment (protective against UV radiation) to make vitamin D.
More recently, it seems to happen a lot in Hollywood: Justin Timberlake and Jake Gyllenhall, among others, seem to regard their male plumage as expendable for the role. And Cillian Murphy did to play a trans person in "Breakfast on Pluto" (2006) and that's controversial. On "Days or our Lives", it seems that both Will and Sonny have trouble with losing it all the time.