Convenient Timing: US Rescinds Spain Travel Warning for African-Americans as Michelle Obama Lands There


“For the first time in my adult life, I’m really proud of Spain!”

The Obama administration faced an embarrassing diplomatic blunder today after it was forced to pull a warning about racism in Spain – just as the First Lady arrived in the country for a summer holiday.

Staff at the U.S. State Department removed the contentious advice to travellers, which included the phrase ‘racist prejudices could lead to the arrest of Afro-Americans who travel to Spain,’ from its website on Monday.

The travel warning should have remained in place, with this disclaimer: **Travelling to Spain is perfectly safe for African-Americans, provided they have a large security detail and can afford to stay at five-star resorts.