You really think most of white America or even Moderate America isn't racist?
Maybe my viewpoint is skewed because of where I live, but racism is alive and well in both parties and all up and down the socioeconomic scale as far as I can tell. It is much MORE alive and well in the GOP, but I know plenty of racist Dems.
And I can also tell you that the OP is dead on. There are plenty of white people who resented that remark because it lumped them in with 'welfare recipients', aka blacks.