Some social commentators say (or at least hint in the direction) that we should of moved past racial distinctions by now, yet will emphasize any slight hint of inequality above and beyond a proportionate reaction, and claim some sort of injustice.
The Buddha said there are three types of conceit, that of being superior to, being equal to, and being inferior to others in SN 53.36. In this regard here commentators are saying we all have equality, in a gross and misleading way. This espoused equality is one that says "everyone wins the race each time they run", regardless of ability. There is equality of rights written into law, which ensures equality of opportunity, but this does not mean the best, or most suitable person chosen also has to fulfill some sort of diversity quota. In the case of Time Magazine it will have a target audiance, and as such will choose its covers to meet the readerships image of a topic, not as a reflection of what is going on, but as a reflection of what it believes the readerships initial mental image is going to be.
We need to recognise the world around us is not going to match our own mental image of what the world is, and that the sales industry is going to try and mirror ours and others mental image to make things recognisable. Think about what is going on, reasons for the way things are being done, and don't put on the social justice armor at every apparent indication of injustice.
Huffington Post Article - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/this-is-proof-that-mindfu_n_4697734.html?utm_hp_ref=tw