Spain gets a whitewash job just in time for First Lady Michelle Obama’s vacation with the girls. Racism in Spain has been a boiling issue for several years now, with Spanish sports fans verbally attacking black athletes, and apparently the local “Po Po” harassing black visitors and tourists. Somehow I don’t think the local “Po Po” will be bothering Michelle for “Visiting While Black”.
Good news for Michelle Obama and any other African-Americans planning trips to Spain: “Racist prejudices” are—suddenly—no longer a problem, according to the US State Department. A warning on the department’s website that African-Americans who visit the country may need to fear getting arrested by prejudiced police was hastily pulled this week after it was noticed by the Spanish press, ABC News reports.
The note—put up after the arrest of two US government employees in Barcelona—was 15 months old and apparently out of date. “Somebody forgot to remove it,” explained a spokesman at the US embassy in Madrid. “We are in no way suggesting Spanish police are racist. This is an isolated incident.” Michelle and her younger daughter, Sasha, are staying at a 5-star resort on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Daughter Malia is at summer camp.