"So comics sales aren't what they used to be. We need to start branching out and reaching new readers."
"Exactly. Comics are still seen as not quite diverse enough."
"There's only one solution. Kill off one of the most prominent characters of color in the DCU."
But now they have another black Green Lantern. And he's also a Muslim. And he carries a pistol along with a power ring and wears what looks like a ski mask. So it's all good.