Well, yeah. But also because so many people in recent years have made such a big fuss about minority representation, and how important it really is and how evil you are when you don't fill the minority-quota on your show etc.
When Gargoyles aired none of this was going on, so she was just another character that happened to have an interesting ethnicity. There was hardly any focus on that, she was her own character.
Sadly, now most of the time if there's a minority/LGBQT character added to a show, it's simply to go "yeah, so what I like to suck cocks and don't talk about anything else, it's somehow my defining personality trait and should be respected and acknowledged at all times!" while decent writing would have prevented this "minority-representation" from being and evil/scary thing in the first place.