I like how everyone complained about Atlus whitewashing Persona 1 for the US release and then in Persona 3 everyone's pretty much white anyway. What's up with that?
I feel like you're saying they made everyone white for the Persona 1 US release when exactly the opposite happened - they made the guy in the yellow hat into an offensively-stereotyped black guy.
They did make 'em all a bunch of whities as well, actually. Mark was just the most obvious change. Refer to http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/megaten/megaten4.htm
Not sure what the whole Persona 3 comment was referring to though, the game's characters were pretty darn Japanese...