When highlighted because the mouse moves over them, the “status-bydesign” tag and some others turn into a weird and unreadable combination of colours: black text on maroon background. Here's an example:
As such, I find it unreadable.
I'm not sure how meta works, and this bug report hasn't gathered a lot of interest. I wonder if I'm supposed to write an answer here, saying
yes, please fix it
so that people can upvote it and the bugfix will come :) I'll make it community wiki, so people can edit/remove it if that was not the right thing to do!