I think you’re probably trying to make a larger argument about white republican men and race and/or gender. I may be wrong. For the record I’m a gay Republican white male scientist. Currently there are 6 women serving as governors. 4 are Republicans. There are 5 governors serving that are racial minorities. 4 are Republicans. Republicans have even elected minority female governors such as Nikki Haley (of my home state) and Susana Martinez. There exist racist elements in both parties, however; the Republican party is routinely accused of being the most racist. What pundits generally ignore is each of these individuals had to win primaries against white people, and then win general elections (usually against a white opponent). In each of these cases the minority or the female (or sometimes both) has won. People that are truly racist or sexist would not care about a person’s argument or qualifications and dismiss them based solely on their color or gender. That hasn’t happened. So what you have are white Repubicans voting to elect minorities and females to high office. I don’t see much racism in that. As for African Americans and the Republican Party, the last two Republican Secretaries of State were both African American. If Republican voters were truly racist they would have voted out the senators that confirmed Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice. That didn’t happen either. I’m not denying there are racists in the Republican Party, or that certain white people are racist, but; the voting record illustrates when it comes to minorities, Republicans are currently “ahead” of Democrats. At least as far as governors are concerned.