I really think you are way off base in stating that we in the US have "fear and hatred of foreigners and specifically people of color", and also "racist tendencies".I think the assumption of how much mask-wearing is happening - particularly in the US - is vastly over-estimated. There are constantly reports of parties and gatherings where few if any masks are observed. And to think that anywhere has as much individuality as the US is just not very observant. Nowhere is ‘personal freedom’ as loudly touted and claimed as ‘the land of the free’. I haven’t heard of any other country that has politicized masks, or begun doubting their efficacy. For how many years have we trusted doctors and medical workers with our health? And what’s the number one thing doctors do when treating a patient or performing a procedure? They wear a mask. If a doctor tried to cut you open and not wear a mask, how surprised would you be? It’s because masks work and we’ve known that they work for many many many years - until this year. Until wearing one was declared to be a vote against Trump. Until wearing a mask became a symbol for being an un-thinking sheep. Until this huge event, that started in or was even caused by a foreign country, while fear and hatred of foreigners and specifically people of color has been boiling for so many years and finally has started boiling over and driving huge wedges between groups and cultures. Dealing with illness and disease has been done while covering our mouth and nose for centuries. But when it became a political issue just this year, we suddenly have doubters. Americans pride ourselves on being free, on being our own person, on not following rules, on bucking authority, and challenging status quo/traditions/accepted wisdom. This is why being called a sheep is such an offensive term and serves to rile up emotions. Everyone wants to do their own thing, be their own person, to not be seen as a follower. Combining the racist tendencies with suddenly semi-legitimate fears of foreigners is how you get where we are now - many thousands and millions of people that are not wearing masks and grasping at any explanation that exonerates them.
I grew up with foreigners in my family. My four Grandparents, and some Aunts and Uncles. I had many foreigners as customers on my paper route growing up. I did not fear any of them. You must have had a scary upbringing or did not have contact with foreigners to have such negative feelings about our country. I have lived in CT, MA, NH, and FL and have not seen this racism or fear of foreigners that you are claiming, and believe me, living in Hartford, CT, I had much contact with many different groups of people.
Slavery ended in 1865 in the USA. There presently is slavery in many parts of the world. If we are such a racist nation, we would have never elected a black man to the Presidency, and then reelected him.