I had no idea that Zen was part African American until I saw her parents either. I too think it does matter to some people, I would be naive if I did not think that even in 2013 race is a prevalent issue. I live it everyday. I do not think race played apart in this outcome but it does rear its ugly head. I mean if something so simple as being on a disney show is something to take umbrage with yeah race can to. I just think voting Hijinx is at play here.