This move answers the question brought up last year when people suggested Donald Glover to be cast as Spider-Man/Peter Parker: "Why can't Spider-Man be black?" I like the way this is being handled because we get to keep Peter Parker and yet explore the Spider-Man character in a direction I never thought would happen. My son will look at Spider-Man in a total different way than I have.
Andrew Garfield Might Have Gotten the ‘Spider-Man’ Movie, but Donald Glover Influenced the New Half-Black, Half-Latino Spidey in the Comics | Crushable
New Ultimate Spider-Man is Half-black, Half-latino!