In truth most countries have volatile race relations. It happens to be the trend of today's world. Whine and complain about past injustices and get reparations.
Also, as far as getting/being fat, every prosperous country has it's population get fat. Europe is catching up to America in weight at a tremendous pace. I believe Australia is relatively close also. Why one countries' weight should matter to anyone is beyond me. Oh look, the average American weighs more than the average Brit. Go Britain! I mean seriously?
As for all of you haters supporting this CEO and his comment, it doesn't make you enlightened or better than your fellow American if you bash your own.
I am going to take you at your word that you are correct. And I am also going to agree that it is a disadvantage for the US auto maker. Falls along the same lines where you could drive in the car pool lane with your hybrid if it achieved a certain gas mileage. Of the three out there, only the American car was excluded. Yes, I know, they should have made their car better, but it was cheaper than the other two and more people could afford it and that would have been an improvement, right?