They should have given better motive for the wife to get away from him. They didn't sketch that in very well. Oh well, Schumacher isn't really Mr. Subtlety.
I think the phrase "angry white guy" may have come in to play because of FD, but I can't be sure. I saw it in old reviews of the movie from 1993, but I remember the term coming into view mostly after Timothy McVeigh got caught.