I have yet to embrace this hypothetical, yet wonder if it would offend another ethnicity.
I’m a white male, 21, and live in Atlanta GA USA. I don’t know how Atlanta ranks for diversity, but I know from my own experiences it is very diverse.
With no more introduction, here is the hypothetical;
I walk into a Shop/Resturant/Gas station etc. I have never been in before. I automatically and perhaps ego-centrically choose a White Clerk where applicable, and avoid those that possibly are not native-born in the US.
Now, in my experiences, most of the time, I personally encounter language or perhaps cultural barriers that delay my bussines transaction, or task from being completed. When I do ask a member of another Ethnicity occasionally I run into these delays. To be fair, no not all members of that ethnicity have these same situations. ((I hope that prevents comments to my hypothetical posed above))
Since we all hate to waste time, is it ok to seek a clerk of your same ethnicity in such situations?