It didn't. It still doesn't.
Here's Ursula K. Le Guin's short response, and here's a version that's a bit more in depth. She seems particularly offended by the whitewashing of the cast, and, you know, it's funny -- the first thing I thought upon seeing an ad poster for the series was, "Hey, they cast Danny Glover as Ged?" which, of course, they didn't. Black actor == bit part.
Bah. You know, every time I start thinking that maybe we, as a society, have made a little progress I'm reminded how far there is yet to go.