My whole point is that if there were more (male) characters of color in the first place, there wouldn't be such a need to fight over his sexuality, his level of power, his level of "dominance", etc.
The problem with having only one such representation of a "minority" (i.e. a "token" IMO) is that he often carries the burden of having to represent an entire culture to the readership. Like someone pointed out earlier, rare is the time when you will see more than one such representation on any team of ANY minority group, which is exactly what leads to the problems stated above.
"White" characters don't have to bear this burden because there is plenty of representation there. You can have the "alpha male" (Wolverine), the "homosexual" (Northstar), the "beta male" (Iceman), the "rogue criminal" (Gambit), etc, all on one team and get a good mix of "white" cultural representation all in one book.
The only way to address this issue for minority males is to increase their representation in said books but that isn't very likely to happen given the fact that Marvel seems to kill off, render irrelevant, or villainize every single male of color in the X-Books.
For those who say this isn't an issue, I'm sure that if the tables were turned (i.e. if the books were consisted entirely of people of color and there were only one or two white males on the teams) there would be a similar outcry from those who felt slighted by their lack of representation.
Ultimate Spiderman's transition from a white kid to a black-latino kid ignited a firestorm of criticism upon his debut, despite it making complete sense given the demographics of New York's urban population.
I'm not saying that ALL white people would feel as that way -- just that I'm sure if the tables were turned, many might have an entirely new perspective on the matter. Hell, you can already see the backlash under the Obama presidency -- how some are saying this isn't "traditional" America anymore just because there happens to be a "minority" in a position of power.
Granted, Marvel has put plenty of people of color in power in their comics (Synch, Storm, Patriot, Alex Wilder, Niko, Bishop, Surge, etc) -- the problem is that, again, these characters inevitably get killed off, wallpapered, or villainized rather than being allowed to grow and evolve as leaders.