I do no agree that is racist. It could be opportunistic though...If you want a clear example of how it is real, look at what Sabanist posted in response. He said, "Maybe he interviews derek because he assumes thuc may not speak english as well. I woudnt blame him. If im a busy manager, im trying to make my job as simple as i can."
Now if you can read that statement and not see that he's basically saying (and here is where racism does play into it): My life would be easier if I interview the guy because his name sounds like he can speak english (read: he's more Anglofied) better than the little yellow girl.
If you would agree that if I, a white upper middle class man with the name of Steve (made up name) would be over looked for a man named Juan for a job at an independent burrito restaurant even though we are both fluent in English and both only speak broken Spanish then I would agree that this issue is situational instead of systemically a white one in the United StatesHis assumption was false. It isn't always but it is an acceptable assumption in a white culture. That is how the experience changes for a nonwhite from that of a white person.