Black people in the LOTR universe come from the continent of Haradrim.
There were black characters in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy.
So no, it's not pushing to have a black character in the game.
From what I remember of the book it talks about some "middle continent" or something like that, which have some black or arabic looking people.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"