One of the most frequently replicated wall postings on Facebook just now is a slightly revised, year-old letter to the editor signed by a Jackson, Mississippi physician named (Roger) Starner Jones, M.D. The letter is critical of the Obama administration's approach to health care reform.
Here's an excerpt:
During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone. While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as "Medicaid"!
(SPOILER ALERT: Sweeping generalizations and cultural stereotyping follow.)