For the record, just to be absolutely clear -
If Eve Ewing was announced as the new writer for Riri Williams, chosen by Marvel as part of whatever process that they use to agree these things - just like they did for Rodney Barnes, the black writer that also had no comic book experience, whose first issue of The Falcon I waxed lyrical about a few weeks ago - I wouldn’t have even reacted to this. I would also see the appointment as an interesting one and likely try it out.
Like I did for Coates Black Panther, which was a pretty bold and interesting appointment.
It’s the petition aspect that I find completely and utterly ridiculous: you’ve got folk outside the industry, with zero clue of what makes a comic, pushing for this. It’s stupid.