The fact of the matter is there is barely any black, women or gay people in the gaming journalist occupation. GB are not going to hire someone to diversify, they are going to hire who is best for the job. This is a small company and these new hires are important to the companies future and livelihood. Just let them make the decision.
Seriously. As someone who is not white, I always want to see more diversity. But I think Dan is absolutely perfect for this position and that is more important to me than the diversity issue. And seriously, there is not much diversity in game journalism, period. Suddenly targeting GB for this is not fair. Kotaku has just one dude of ethnicity (evan), as does polygon (Samit) . IGN as far as I know has no dudes of ethnicity ( I may be wrong) .