It is my policy to avoid declaring this or that to be “doing steampunk wrong,” but in this case I think an exception to the policy is warranted:
If you can ask the question “Dude, aren’t you a little too dark skinned to be posting things in the steampunk and gothic tag?” If you can allow the words “You do realize you have to be pale right?” to pass your lips or fingers as anything other than an absurdity
You are doing Steampunk wrong. You’re also doing humanity wrong.
If you do humanity wrong to start with, you do just everything wrong.