Photo by Sun StarThere is sharp optimism among African Americans in the wake of a dreadful recession according to the new the Washington Post-Kaiser-Harvard race and recession poll.

Hopefulness among African Americans is evident in many ways: 85 percent of African Americans are optimistic about the future, 62 percent say their personal finances will improve over the next year, 59 percent think America’s best years are yet to come and 32 percent say the economy is already recovering (a relatively low figure, but well above what whites and Hispanics say about the trajectory of the economy).

Despite even harder setbacks, Hispanics also remain optimistic. Two-thirds said people can still get ahead if they are willing to work hard and half predicted their situations would improve in the next year.

(READ the quick stats at the Washington Post here, or click above for the full story)

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