A few bloggers, notably John Scalzi, backed off this position later on, but many continued to assert that those raising the objection were just being touchy, or overreacting, or playing the race card: typical behavior, they said. (See here for further.)
Via Angry Black Woman, I hear a protest is planned for tomorrow. PoC and white folk who want to write in support.
Update: A blog with MORE on RaceFail!