Our nearest Coles supermarket closed some time ago, the store in South Melbourne. I like the old Coles on its land with other shops and an open car park. Well, I liked the open car park and shops, but I hated the old Coles. It was cramped, congested and a horrid place to shop in. We avoided it.
The new is one very nice and spacious. I think it might have only opened today. We went to the area for a Pizza Hut pizza. Even though we have a pizza place across the road that serves us the grandest pizzas, we had a hunger for a Pizza Hut pizza, and it was good.
R gave me a nudge as we entered said supermarket, see who the staff are? Yes, all Indian and Sri Lankan students. How would Melbourne survive without all these foreign students? Or are they stealing jobs from us poor local folk?
The staff were pretty well all dark skinned but we Aussies are used to interacting with people from India and Sri Lanka, South East Asia and China. There are now a lot of them actually born here, so they are our equals.
How would we go interacting with black Americans? They seem to fall to service jobs in the US.
We have many ex pat US people here in Australia, but they don't stand out too much. But the black US citizens do, and there are a few of them around in Oz. I think they are all basketball players.
I suppose there are area in the US where people never really come across black people or Latins.
Perhaps country Ohio is a bit deficient in blacks and Latins?