There's quite a hoohaa at the moment because an aide in the Hillary Clinton camp said that Barack Obama's success was largely due to the fact that he is black. The aide was forced to resign.
Try this: do you think Obama would have got this far if he had been white? No, I don't know the answer either, but I see nothing wrong with the question.
I think Hillary Clinton has only got this far because she is a woman. Oops, I guess that's me refused entry to the USA from now on.