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For white Americans, things aren't what they used to be | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

For white Americans, things aren't what they used to be | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian: "Pity George Bush. Scanning eight years of calamity for the lowest point in his presidency could not have been easy. Among the top contenders: Abu Ghraib; failing to act on threats of an al-Qaida attack before 9/11 or find WMD in Iraq; helping to collapse the economy; being forced to withdraw a supreme court judge choice; and failing on immigration reform.

But no. According to his recent memoir, the nadir came when Kanye West, a black singer, accused him of racial neglect in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. West said: 'America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well off as slow as possible … George Bush doesn't care about black people.'

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