I don't know about this.
There are still plenty of examples of people treating other people badly due to race, sexism, homophobia, etc. Hell, we had some stupid kid here in KC make a sign to ask a girl to homecoming that said something like:
If you were black, you'd be picking cotton.
Since you're not, would you like to go to homecoming with me.
Where do you file that one under? Government? Come on man - this world has always been filled with stupid ignorant a-holes from all walks of life. The only difference today is that society has a way to track this people and root them out and expose them for who they really are. And deservedly so.
You say you don't want to live in an America where government and media controls us? Well, I don't want to live in a world where a stupid kid does stuff like that because he and his parents are racist a-holes.
American people need to look at themselves in the mirrors and problem #1 will be looking back at them. Take control of your own house.