Count me as another fan who is a little sad to see Etta, one of comic's only plus sized women, now skinny.
First the Wall, now Etta. Damn shame.
On the skin color front it's nice to see more diversity in DC though. Im glad they're making the attempt, its long past time.
And whats this about racists? I cant speak for anyone else here, but racism does not seem to come into it at all.
Most of us seem happy to have a character who has been white since the 40's given a darker shade. That seems pretty far from being racist to me. The only thing we're not thrilled with is her losing the weight. Not because we want fat black women, but because we want some weight diversity in comics as well as everything else and Etta was one of the few big girls around.
And there have been some fat men in DC. Perry White is pretty chunky in most artists' versions. Both Martha and Johnathan Kent have been drawn as being heavy, though less so in the last couple years. I seem to recall Jim Gordon putting some weight on in the 90's too. And who could forget the Legion's Bouncing Boy? Lex Luthor was overweight for decades. Ivo sometimes is. Not a big list honestly, but thats sort of the point. Overweight people have always been a vast minority in comics, and we just want to see it represented a little better and characters who were overweight to begin with being skinny now makes that minority even more so.
Now it seems like there are almost no fat people in DC; male, female, white, black, or blue or anything else. The only one who comes to mind readily is Susie Su from Red Hood, and that is one fat white chick.