Based on verified reports that Spanish police habitually carry out massive identity checks and raids on the basis of race or ethnicity, often in areas with high concentrations of foreigners, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has notified the Spanish government that Spanish police who engage in ethnic profiling are violating the human right to nondiscrimination. Spain is notorious as one of the most racist countries in the EU if not the world, in addition to being financially bankrupt. Of course, spain is also infamous for the Inquisition and the Reconquest that slaughtered millions of Jews and Muslims. Is there any hope of spain joining the civilized world? Pressure Grows on Spain Over Racial Profiling | Open Society Foundations Blog - OSF Jos, your thoughts since you are a siesta-loving spaniard?