Miller was awarded the NC for valor on The Day of Infamy (12/7 - why is THAT never used?) and was later KIA, just like a lot of other swabbies but minus the recognition. A big carrier probably is a stretch.
Was or is there any other USN fighting vessel named for a black American? Certainly not a carrier, so it looks like the time's here and now whether some like it or not. Look out, next thing you know the USA will have a girl president!
How many wars have the USA lost, 3? Well can't really name a USN super carrier after Canada or Nth Vietnam, but how about USS Red Cloud?
If the USN's going to go black then why not red, I would think 'they' have a pretty fair claim, and it really is a cool name.