I find the use of the word 'colored' to be slightly racist but will comment.
The governing body has and issue because all magazines and books from the pre-1970 or so were white dudes.. This is normal. I have popular mechanics series books from 1958 .. all white guys that look like the hardy boys lol
But seriously the JW religion expnaded more after and diversified. I have never seena racist JW except a 1940's era man who had other weird ideas.
The fact is the artists for WT need to follow previous drawings. In heaven all is shining so all seem white like Jesus in Revelation 1. (Yeah he's white there) So to follow from that the 144,000, must be like Christ.
I don't think it;s racist since Samuel Herd is african-american. and is on the governing Body. Sanderson wishes he was Asian lol
The fact is they are trapped by the picture Revelation chapter 1 verse 14