I had an experience similar to hostile's, except that it seemed to be a department-wide problem. During my campus interview at one university, several of the faculty members in the department asked me where I was *originally* from and when I answered with the U.S. state I was born and raised in, they looked at me funny, as if I didn't answer their question properly. Some of them even went so far as to guess my race/ethnicity (e.g., "Are you XXX?"). These microaggressions were evident in other interactions I had with the faculty. For example, the department chair commented on a specific type of ethnic food in the area (e.g., Mexican, Chinese, Indian), even though I did not ask about this type of food. This region is not known for this cuisine so I could think of no other reason why he would bring this up other than the fact that he may have thought that I looked like this race/ethnicity and that I might want to know about that kind of food. Some faculty members were just plain rude to me, which may or may not have anything to do with my race. At one of the dinners, a search committee member sat down and said, "I'm just here for the free dinner." At first, I thought that she just had a really bad sense of humor but during the dinner, she refused to answer some of my questions so I really got the sense that she was just using my interview as an excuse to get a free department dinner. The department chair was present and did not correct her or apologize on her behalf.
I felt very conflicted because although I felt aggrieved in much the same way that hostile did, this was the only campus interview I had at the time. Knowing how tough the job market is, I decided to take the advice of other threads on this forum and send out thank you emails to the faculty I met with, even though I had a horrible interview experience. I guess I feel conflicted because, in a way, I sort of "rewarded" their inappropriate behaviors by sending them these gracious thank you emails. Now, I feel like it is too late to submit a report about my experience, especially because they will likely produce my emails as "evidence" that I enjoyed my interview experience and that they didn't do anything wrong. They also decided not to offer the position to me, so it would likely appear that I am only filing a report because I didn't get the job.
Anyway, hostile originally asked if anyone else had a similar experience and I wanted to share mine because I now suspect that it is not as uncommon as I had previously believed. hostile, I hope you reported your case. Looking back on my own situation, I know that even if I were offered the position, I would not be happy in that department but at the time, I was so desperate that I just wanted to land an offer. I hope that other people who have had similar experiences will learn from my experience and be courageous enough to speak up.