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More Blacks See Themselves As ‘Haves’

There’s a surge in optimism among Americans since Barack Obama was elected. Pew Research Center’s latest poll shows Americans are more upbeat in their perceptions of the country as being divided in a two-class nation of a privileged set of “haves” and a set of “have-nots.” The number of African Americans who see an economic divide has declined from 75% to 60%, while 43% of blacks consider themselves “haves” compared with 35% who think they are “Have-Nots.”

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