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Blacks, Hispanics more optimistic than whites
Associated Press ^ | August 1, 2013 | HOPE YEN and JENNIFER AGIESTA

Posted on 08/01/2013 11:14:03 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn't always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But the 23-year-old, now part of the first generation of college students who saw the nation's first black president elected, points to a newfound sense of purpose for him and other black graduates.

A new analysis by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows many in the black and Hispanic communities share Harris' optimism. America's minorities are now far more optimistic about their economic future than whites and by the widest margin since at least 1987.

"We feel more independent," said Harris, a recent graduate of historically black Howard University, who now works to reduce homelessness. "We feel like we're worth more, because we see it every day on the TV, hear it on the radio and are beginning to see it more in our communities."

After years of economic attitudes among whites, blacks and Hispanics following similar patterns, whites' confidence in their economic future has plummeted in the last decade, according to the analysis. Blacks and Hispanics, meanwhile, have sustained high levels of optimism despite being hit hard in the recent recession.

The findings come as President Barack Obama seeks to promote a broader message of economic opportunity amid a rising gap between rich and poor. The AP reported this week that 4 out of 5 U.S. adults have struggled with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least part of their lives, with white pessimism about their economic future at a 25-year high. More than 40 percent of the poor are white.

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1 posted on 08/01/2013 11:14:03 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Where do White-Hispanics rate?


2 posted on 08/01/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Optimistic about WHAT?! They have a horrible job market, high unemployment, high incarceration rates, their own people might kill them, cities that are run by blacks are running aground and burning in place... but they have a black president in the White House and all is well?

I’m sorry I just don’t believe that blacks and Hispanics are so ignorant that they’re resting the entirety of their faith in Obama. I really can’t believe that.


3 posted on 08/01/2013 11:16:33 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Welfare checks are assured as far as the eye can see!


4 posted on 08/01/2013 11:17:49 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Yeah, baby!


5 posted on 08/01/2013 11:20:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Blacks, Hispanics more optimistic than that whites...will finance their FreeStuff™.

(Fixed it.)

Change they hoped for.

6 posted on 08/01/2013 11:21:17 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: rarestia

Really. The author cites John Harris, a recent graduate of historically black Howard University, “who now works to reduce homelessness.”

That college education really qualified him for a productive, high-earning job that helps society. The only way to reduce homelessness is to have a robust, healthy and growing economy to provide jobs to all who want them. You cannot just take a government social work job “to reduce homelessness.” He obviously didn’t learn a single useful thing during his years at Howard. Why would that make any optimistic about the future?


7 posted on 08/01/2013 11:26:51 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Because they don’t give a shiite muslim for this country only their next freebie.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 11:26:58 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Well, he is in a growth industry.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 11:28:21 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Perception is more important than reality for some people.

I’ll admit I’ve had a sense of doom for some time now. It’s not because I’m naturally unhappy, but I see so much better now where it is the country is heading.

How can the national debt not matter? How can cultural decline not matter? How can the bankruptcy and ruin of a once-great city not matter?

If these people are happy, it’s because they’re ignorant of what is to come.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 11:28:46 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Of course blacks and Hispanics are more optimistic about their future as they are, together with their fellow coalitionists, conquering America. White America is actively being replaced in almost all institutions, education, business, Media, religion etc. etc. (The coalition cannot conquer science as they need that institution and are in many instances intellectually unable to perform.)However, "Tokens" and "Spokespersons" of the proper ethnicity will be provided. White progressives are actively assisting the conquest stupidly believing they will be favorably treated when the conquest is consolidated.

Due to this conquest the overall quality of life will markedly deteriorate(But readily be explained.) See Zimbabwe, South Africa, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles etc. etc.

11 posted on 08/01/2013 11:28:47 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Well, since merit and achievement are no longer used for hiring and promotion then I guess they will go far. And we all suffer because of it.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 11:30:29 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I know I’M not optimistic. But then, I am white.


13 posted on 08/01/2013 11:30:38 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

For blacks and Hispanics in universities, their optimism might be warranted. A lot of blacks and Hispanics on the streets might disagree with their assessment. Obamanomics is hurting everyone, but minorities have been hit the worst.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 11:32:56 AM PDT by pallis
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn't always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But the 23-year-old, now part of the first generation of college students who saw the nation's first black president elected, points to a newfound sense of purpose for him and other black graduates.

Oh, boo-hoo, cry me a river! If all it takes for the black "takers" in this country is the fraudulent election of an ineligible, communist muslim, then they have a lot of growing up to do.

As a white kid growing up I could have cared less what color the president was, I had my own life to worry about and being president was never part of the equation!

15 posted on 08/01/2013 11:33:29 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Welfare checks are assured as far as the eye can see!

They can even take pictures of the check with their Obama phones.

Win - Win

16 posted on 08/01/2013 11:33:30 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

One contributory factor to the poll results may be that people who are more informed are more pessimistic, and a higher percentage of whites fall into the category of “more informed”.


17 posted on 08/01/2013 11:37:48 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Tennessee Nana; Liz; ...
RE :”WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn't always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But the 23-year-old, now part of the first generation of college students who saw the nation's first black president elected, points to a newfound sense of purpose for him and other black graduates.
A new analysis by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows many in the black and Hispanic communities share Harris’ optimism. America's minorities are now far more optimistic about their economic future than whites and by the widest margin since at least 1987.
“We feel more independent,” said Harris, a recent graduate of historically black Howard University, who now works to reduce homelessness. “We feel like we're worth more, because we see it every day on the TV, hear it on the radio and are beginning to see it more in our communities.”

See ??? Obama is like a security blanket to them

He tells them that they are better off, they believe it.

He tells them that he has their back, they believe it.

He tells them that this is now a better country than it was in 2008, they believe it.

Except I thought the Zimmerman acquittal make it open season on browns and blacks? That's what Sharpton and Harris Perry are saying. Wouldnt you be more negative about your future if you believed that about youself?

18 posted on 08/01/2013 11:38:58 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They must be eternally optimistic to think that raising the national debt by tens of trillions of dollars is a good thing and that they won’t ever have to pony up “their fair share” of the $$$.


19 posted on 08/01/2013 11:43:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“”We feel more independent,” said Harris, a recent graduate of historically black Howard University, who now works to reduce homelessness”

Governmen job? Try getting one of you’re white.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 11:44:45 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: rarestia

“Optimistic about WHAT?! They have a horrible job market, high unemployment, high incarceration rates, their own people might kill them,”

Because when you’re at rock bottom, there’s no other way but to look up. Besides...we’re racists, remember?


21 posted on 08/01/2013 11:48:14 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: sickoflibs; NotYourAverageDhimmi; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Tennessee Nana; ..

” See ??? Obama is like a security blanket to them

He tells them that they are better off, they believe it.

He tells them that he has their back, they believe it.

He tells them that this is now a better country than it was in 2008, they believe it.”

Are you talking about blacks, or the GOP ?

LOL


22 posted on 08/01/2013 11:50:00 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: rarestia

They’re optimistic because they get to watch and participate in WHITEY getting HIS! See how WHITEY like it!

Now, we ALL miserable! And dat make me happy, maaann..


23 posted on 08/01/2013 11:50:55 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: joethedrummer

...

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...umm...

...well considering “whitey” is who’s making all of the jobs, and “whitey” is who’s paying into the entitlement system they all know and love, one would think that “whitey” would be lauded for his/her strength and work ethic.

But I’m just being simple-minded thinking that way, aren’t I?


24 posted on 08/01/2013 11:52:35 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Whites more realistic than blacks, hispanics.


25 posted on 08/01/2013 11:55:43 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The poll results may have less to do with the economy and more to do shifting demographics and perceived shifting power. As minorities see whites’ percentage of the population dwindling they are optimistic that power will shift to the growing percentage of people of color. Whites are pessimistic for the same reason.


26 posted on 08/01/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
They don't care much about content of character, for obvious reasons.
27 posted on 08/01/2013 12:04:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Well said.


28 posted on 08/01/2013 12:09:09 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: SampleMan

It could to an extent be differing perceptions about the same realities - whites are more likely to view an increasing reliance on government handouts and freebies as bad and unsustainable, whereas blacks and Hispanics see it as something free and sustainable. Whites are more likely to fear creeping totalitarianism and a vast expansion of government, blacks and Hispanics to support it.


29 posted on 08/01/2013 12:16:44 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

I think your reasoning is correct; which makes the GOP idea that they can win the majority of Hispanic voters foolhardy.


30 posted on 08/01/2013 12:21:32 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: sickoflibs

If all this were happening under Republican present _residents, we would have had three present _residents since 2008.


31 posted on 08/01/2013 12:25:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I wonder why?? I think I know why? ILLEGAL Aliens becoming Americans and the Kenyan in the White Hut...


32 posted on 08/01/2013 12:28:47 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: freeangel

RACIST ARTICLE

Whoever brings up race first IS the racist!


33 posted on 08/01/2013 12:33:03 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Pittsburgh PA city schools have a scholarship program for resident students. $10,000 a year for four years to a state school for students who have been city residents since kindergarten. (Rate goes down to $7,500 if a student is a late starter.) It's called the Pittsburgh Promise and covers students with a 2.5 grade point average and 90 percent attendance. For both whites and blacks.

No wonder they feel optimistic. If you live a few miles away outside of the Pittsburgh city jurisdiction, no scholarship.

34 posted on 08/01/2013 12:45:44 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: rarestia

“I’m sorry I just don’t believe that blacks and Hispanics are so ignorant that they’re resting the entirety of their faith in Obama. I really can’t believe that.”

2012 proved it; their fortunes plummeted after 2008, and they voted for him again anyway. I would be alarmed by this headline if blacks and Hispanics were smarter than whites...


35 posted on 08/01/2013 1:39:31 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: rarestia

Blacks are.

Hispanics think Obama and the leftists in this country are useful, they have no more affection for them than for a la cockarocha.


36 posted on 08/01/2013 1:40:29 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: freerepublicchat

“Perception is more important than reality for some people.”

Our fake president is all perception; he is nothing.

“How can the national debt not matter?”

When I was younger this was an abstract concept; I thought Obama would lose in 2012 because the inflation linked to the national debt came quickly (everybody could see it right away in groceries and gasoline). The media somehow convinced people it wasn’t important, so it apparently played no role in the election.

“How can cultural decline not matter?”

This was settled 20 years ago, when a known womanizer was elected president.

“If these people are happy, it’s because they’re ignorant of what is to come.”

That’s right; they also have no idea how much of the future has these two groups pitted against each other.


37 posted on 08/01/2013 1:44:28 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“However, “Tokens” and “Spokespersons” of the proper ethnicity will be provided. White progressives are actively assisting the conquest stupidly believing they will be favorably treated when the conquest is consolidated.”

White libs are willing participants in this; they know blacks & Hispanics will need people to do the actual work, and they intend to rule them as commissars. In fact, they already do; the sight of so many dark people lining up to vote for wealthy white libs is so absurd, and the sight of the inspiration Obama buckling on gay marriage to his white masters really drove home the point.

They are hopeless people, with their palms outstretched to whites whether it be in South Africa, Detroit, LA, or Juarez...


38 posted on 08/01/2013 1:52:14 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: rarestia
I’m sorry I just don’t believe that blacks and Hispanics are so ignorant that they’re resting the entirety of their faith in Obama. I really can’t believe that.

I can and do. We're talking about people that by and large have little understanding of reality, or even worse, actually believe left wing nonsense, white skin privilege, think it's racism when people just normally prefer people like themselves, etc.

39 posted on 08/01/2013 7:00:00 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

I guess it’s the “white guilt” pounded into me throughout my public schooling. I was bused to a predominantly black high school, had very few black friends, and survived rioting blacks. I’ve also been the victim of two violent assaults at the hands of blacks. You’d think I’d learn.


40 posted on 08/02/2013 5:01:29 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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