The question becomes—in my mind, at least—a matter of whether or not "the issue" is really a matter of inclusiveness (as it should be), or the appearance of inclusiveness.

I'm all for hiring the most qualified person for any job, regardless of the color of their skin, country of origin, faith (or lack thereof), sexual…

He is not a fucking idiot. He is a man who has lived a life of racism. A racism that makes him feel that he has to wear a designer item in order to be accepted as not less than. Not to mention he is young. Young people regardless of race do not always spend their money wisely. Your comment is racist.