Study Says Hispanics & Blacks More Hopeful About Economic Future

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“In the minority community, as perceptions of discrimination lessen a bit with the election of an African-American president, people see a greater ability to succeed,” said Mark Mellman, a veteran Democratic consultant.

“Many working-class whites, on the other hand, see dwindling opportunities as manufacturing and other jobs that once enabled them to get ahead just aren’t available.”

The results of this study come just as The New York Times reports that the United States added 162,000 jobs, causing the unemployment rate to fall to 7.4 percent.

This is the lowest the unemployment rate has been since December 2008, so it seems Hispanics and blacks may truly have a reason to back their positive outlook.

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