It appears as though the mindset of white males need not apply goes beyond the White House. Governor David Patterson (D) of New York was was caught in a case of blatant racism, that, if New Yorkers had any sense should trigger a recall.
When Patterson was the Senate majority leader in the New York legislature, he a had a white photographer fired so he could be replaced with a black man. That was the specific reason the photographer was fired. Well, whitey sued the state, and rather than dragging this thing out in a media circus court battle, they decided to settle with the victim.
Patterson initially said in a sworn statement that his eyesight was so bad he didn’t know the guy was white. That lie was later retracted, attributed as a “joke”, a “quip”. Ha ha.
The majority of votes Barack Obama received in the presidential election were from whites. Some have moved away from race-based identity, and obviously some have not. But that’s another post. It could cover volumes.