I really like how you underline the mutual suspicion between different races.
Thanks! It's something we strive to explore; racism really is a vicious cycle, because the people being treated badly start acting defensively in turn, and that sometimes turns them into people they wish they weren't and perpetuates the slanders against them. It's true in a lot of situations, actually.
And then he walks back to his new partner and says "Well that went better than I expected!"
This is just another reason to install spikes in your door frame to keep nosy capari from shoving their fat feet into your business.