Here`s a photograph of Southers.Neither the blog item that Instapundit is linking to, nor the underlying Washington Post story mentions that Southers is African-American, although they`re actually allowed to under the AP Stylebook.
Race: Identification by race is pertinent:
In biographical and announcement stories, particularly when they involve a feat or appointment that has not routinely been associated with members of a particular race. [I. E. the "first black" to do something good is relevant. The thousandth black to commit an armed robbery is not.]
"The boyfriend had moved in with my ex-wife, from whom I had separated only a short time before, and I was concerned for the safety of her and my infant son, who was also living with them," he wrote. "The database search revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest, about which I informed my ex-wife."[TSA nominee questioned over FBI censure, Washington Post, November 11, 2009]