Ordinarily, I'm not someone who would "vote Party" over anything else. This time I "voted Party", not out of agreeing with everything the Party stands for, but out of selecting the least objectionable - to me - Party. Race has never, and will never, be a factor for me; and if a woman ever runs neither will sex be a factor. Religion might be a factor if I don't have the luxury of not allowing it to be. Youth could be a factor for me (and by "youth", I mean I lean toward the life-learning/outlook/wisdom that can pick up steam once a person hits, say, fifty. My impression of the person's character is a factor. Who it is that I think is better for the country (or sometimes, the lesser of two evils in that "department") is a factor. Whoever it is that I think will do the least damage is another factor.
I'm White and a woman; so as a woman, I know very much what it's like to say anything about ignorance/bigotry aimed at women and have others say, "What ignorance/bigotry? There's none in this day and age." So, as a White person it's certainly not for me to have an opinion about what Black Americans may/may not have to deal with these days. I do think, though, that based on all the people I've talked to (and they've pretty much been White people), those who have had "an issue" or "concerns" about the sitting President (before his election and now) have been more about the background a lot of people associate with his middle name and some childhood/family background - not his color (or "part-non-white-ness", which, to me, makes the "race accusation" that much more ridiculous because the man is - what? - half White anyway?
When he was elected I hadn't voted for him, but the significance and importance of seeing someone "of color" finally elected President was not lost one me. I wasn't thrilled to see him get in, but I was happy to see "the tradition" of a long line of nothing-but White men being President. I was also happy to see that what looked to me like a circus act (or at least giant nightmare) ticket was not voted in (and that "circus-act/nightmare" was White). Again, based on so many people I've talked to, I know I'm far from alone in my own priorities/preferences with regard to voting and the Race matter.