my first thought too.
and american shinigami would totally have fucking broadswords and bowie knives and cutlasses instead of katanas. seriously, how come every shinigami in bleach has almost the EXACT same style of sword? that's stupid. there should be like, american and european shinigami in other parts of soul society. with awesomer swords like rapiers and broadswords ETC.
no africans or mexicans though, because everyone knows mexico's afterlife analog is Hueco Mundo and Africa's is Hell.