I don't think this was done on purpose, but this ****ing bothers me:
That juxtaposition totally goes against everything the "Black is Beautiful" movement was about.
This movement began in an effort to counteract the prevailing idea in American culture that features typical of "Blacks" were less attractive or desirable than those of "Whites". Research indicates that the idea of "blackness" being ugly is highly damaging to the psyche of African Americans, manifesting itself as internalized racism.
It would be different if everyone else on the team looked deformed or strange, but they don't.