HURRICANE HELL: THE REFUGEES: RICE: BUSH DIDN'T ABANDON BLACKS
AMERICAN Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday defended President Bush against accusations of racism in the Louisiana rescue effort.
On Friday during a charity telethon, rap star Kanye West said: "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The Rev Jesse Jackson has also lashed out at the Bush administration, saying: "There's a historical indifference to the pain of poor people and black people."
Rice said: "That Americans would somehow in a colour-affected way decide who to help and who not to help, I just don't believe it. Nobody, especially the president, would have left people unattended on the basis of race."