The Tenth Crusade is not a peaceful inner struggle
What if a 70-year-old white person had gone for the audition, and been told that they were too old to play a Hobbit. Could they sue for discrimination? Probably not - age is considered reasonable grounds for not hiring someone. But skin colour - a different story since the legions of lawyers have made it extremely profitable to take the slightest evidence of real or imaginary ethnic discrimination to court. What a ridiculous culture we live in.