Well i am white but i do beleive historically whites generally have been SUPER racist - yes racism exists between other races but the whites really did a show and dance and exploit racism in recent history.
One would expect the pendulum to swing the other way for a while before it settles (Ie being called racist when your reasons for a stance was not driven by racism but by policy disagreement or whatever).
I think this generation of "whites" (many white sub races existed all were killing and interbreeding for ages so any thoughts of "purity" really are unfounded I think, and in all honesty i think you get the best of both races when races mix - some eurasions etc ... wow .. let alone the blending of others, it could be the body has access to a larger gene pool and can select better ones - who cares really ) would do best just have to wear such remarks and turn the other cheek as best one can.
After bush ANYONE is good, and Obama more than anything has a presense of purpose and confidence which is very important during times of concern and fear.
Australia has a new head of state who has been weak on several issues that he campained for (mainly to usher radical and quick "green" movements to become "good" to the environment) and he has yet to deliver really, its still all talk and not as agressive as most think the world needs. But compared to Howard - (effectively australia's equivelent of Bush Jr) our current one is good
(howard replaced all the liberals (like republicans) with hard "rights" ... which is causing issues within that party ... allowing the current government to be weak on policies they promised without fear or loosing power really.)
Considering what other races have gone though (and still does) what is reflected in that diagram is a watered down backlash in comparison I feel.