That’s true, but I think Urban Chaos way back was a bigger step of diversifying. I think the point of the article is mainly that if people of any other origin appear in a game, they are stereotyped 99% of the time. And that this is because of the lack of diversity of the game dev community.
It’s hardly as noticeable in Japanese games unless of course we’re talking about Japanese stereotyping and mainland European games.
But as for San Andreas I don’t take issue to it because it is done both tongue in cheek and these are the characters in a story that pays homage to types of media.
All in all I don’t think that the article is shouting “Racism” at the gaming communities, its more constructive criticism that we’ve room to grow.