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Race and the economy: Views of the future diverge from the present

A new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University poll has found that despite being hit harder by the recession, African Americans and Hispanics are more optimistic than white about their economic futures.

 
 

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Tracy Hines, a neighborhood groundskeeper in Philadelphia, said he doesn't think that President Obama has showed any racial bias either way in how he's handled the recession. More than half of African Americans say they are better off than their parents were at the same age, according to the poll, and six in 10 are confident that their children will be even more prosperous.


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