WASHINGTON, DC — The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) condemns the April 7 Doonesbury comic strip, depicting a dialogue between President George W. Bush and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, which has President Bush calling Ms. Rice “brown sugar.”

“As a black woman, I’m particularly offended and believe this is old-fashioned plantation racism,” says Michelle D. Bernard, senior fellow of the Independent Women’s Forum. “Garry Trudeau shows us that a tragic race and gender-based antebellum view of black women continues to haunt American culture.”

The Independent Women’s Forum calls on Mr. Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury, to apologize and pull this cartoon from any future publications. IWF urges all newspapers that carried this strip, to apologize and pull it down from their websites.