No need to be defensive, I'm not calling you ignorant, nor am I implying that you are exuberantly racist.
I'm merely saying that your choice reasoning as stated before could easily be constructed as racially driven.
its not racist to like a hero because you can relate to him
More importantly this. See, you like him not because of race, as you first mentioned, but because of culture which you share and can relate. And this is an interesting thing in itself, because technically Static is probably one of the few prevalent superheroes who are a part of such a specific cultural background. I mean, Gear is from the same world as Static, and yet when it comes to presenting a superhero in that specific urban culture Static was made as a black person. Which makes me wonder if the creators of the show were just adhering to the statistics, or being stereotypical. It just strikes me as an overlooked piece of odd trivia. Didn't mean to hang this on you, you just happened to be the one to bring it up.