I think the most egregious example of forced diversity in a video game is black people in "Middle Earth: Shadow of War". J.R.R. Tolkein is probably rolling in his grave, and I'm surprised Christopher Tolkein didn't comment on it, considering he adores the LOTR lore just as much as his father.
Black people in the LOTR universe come from the continent of Haradrim.
There were black characters in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy.
So no, it's not pushing to have a black character in the game.