This is why we as african people are in trouble. When will those who have been labeled as our leaders die? Just die so someone else can take their place. Cause while they are living, they are sure as hell killing us ! FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Suggestions that race might have been a factor in the relief response seemed to prompt the Bush administration to send out one of its top Cabinet officials, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, herself an African-American, to say that such allegations are not true. "That Americans would somehow, in a color-affected way, decide who to help and who not to help--I just don't believe it," she told reporters at the State Department. A native of Alabama, Rice said she would tour the devastated area on Sunday. Rice said of any racial implications: "I think everybody's very emotional. It's hard to watch pictures of any American going through this. And yes, the African-American community has obviously been very heavily affected." Project 21, an organization of black conservatives, took issue with statements by Congressional Black Caucus members that race contributed to the delays in relief. Project 21 said in a statement that such a claim amounted to "racially politicizing a natural catastrophe." And not all the evacuees in Baton Rouge saw race as a factor. "I just think they don't have enough boats and helicopters to rescue them," said evacuee Ore Butler.