American (individually and collectively) are easily offended. There are people that are offended by words (N-word). There are people offended by symbols (Confederate flag, Swastika, gang symbols). There are people offended by religion and those offended by people of different religions. There are even people offended because other people are offended (political correctness, race card). Even as a country, we are offended by what others do. An example is Condoleezza Rice statement: Russian asylum for Snowden is a "slap in the face" to U.S.
Are Americans overly sensitive and easily offended or is this a universal trait which happens in other countries just as often?