|Pictured: A bit of a different direction.|
To put it bluntly, most comic book creators half a century ago were white guys, so most of the heroes were white guys. With the more politically-correct present, you will often find that the successors of classic characters are minorities, women, or both.
Atom (Ray Palmer)- White guy
Atom (Ryan Choi)- Asian guy
Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake- White
Damien Wayne- Half white, ¼ Middle-Eastern, ¼ Asian
The Question (Vic Sage)- White guy
The Question (Renee Montoya)- Latina Lesbian
Following in the grand tradition, the third Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes, is Hispanic. As such, this presents a wonderful opportunity for the writers to sneak some Spanish swears into a comic book! (And they did.) Oh, they also told an amazing story that was read by relatively few, but enjoyed by those who bothered to read it.