No, it's getting perspectives from the people who want it. Tokenism basically means throwing a certain kind of character into a media in order to avoid accusations of lacking diversity. Asking for other perspectives is more akin to a white guy making a movie about Native Americans and being consulted by Native Americans.
Even if an answer is given, like, "yes, Stardew Valley wouldn't have seen this thread if 5 out of its 40 characters were black," then you start seeing developers dutifully making 12.5% of their game populations black, and it's just tokenism at that point.
Or do the ends justify the means? The minimum to get people to stop talking about it in the context of your game is still better than anything less than that, and presumably things would continue to improve in the future.