Well if your point is that there are double standards- or multi-standards when it comes to discrimination, yes, it's true. As a rule, people are more sensitive when a insult or discrimination is directed towards a party that is viewed as disadvantaged. It's the underdog- thing- when people see a fight going on- they generally root for the one who is losing, especially if they are smaller or appeared handicapped in some way.
And my point earlier was certainly not to denigrate American doctors- but to point out that we here in the US tend to assume that anything foreign is inferior. I certainly felt this way myself for a long time. Japanese radios were junk when they first appeared on the American market- but through the 1960s the quality of Japanese stuff improved while American electronics declined in everything but price.
The same thing happen with cars- in the 1960s if you drove a foreign car people figured you just couldn't afford any better. Today, most people- including the experts believe foreign cars are superior to Ford, GM and Chrysler.
So if foreign countries are beating us in electronics and automobiles, why do we assume they are not equally as competent at medicine?
Understand Bob, that I don't like to think that our country has declined in so many ways. I'm as patriotic as the next person and I would love to shout rah-rah- we're the best country in the world at everything but one would have to close their eyes to reality not to see what has happened the past 30 years.