Young black Americans are feeling optimistic about the future — even more optimistic than their white, Asian and Hispanic peers, according to a survey released Monday.
The study, conducted by the University of Texas at Austin and Richards/Lerma, an advertising agency that works with brands to reach the U.S. Hispanic market, examined millennials and their relationship with the “American dream.”
The results of the study, which surveyed 1,000 millennial respondents between the ages of 18 to 34, challenged the preconceptions that the researchers had going into the study, as they said in the report. Read more (3/20/17 4:28 PM)
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.
Look how quickly Credence begins to trust Newt. Imagine how hard it must have been for him to do that. Here he’s been dealing with another wizard who acted like his friend, like he wanted Credence. For the first time in his life, Credence felt wanted, and it all blew up in his face. And now here’s this new wizard, telling him the same thing, that he can help, that he wants to help, and somehow Credence finds it in him to decide that yes, he can trust this person.
It’s strange to realize, but Credence is actually the most optimistic person in the whole movie. Because no matter how much he’s whipped and manipulated and used, he’s ready to trust. Even though he doesn’t fit our mental image of an “optimistic” person–bubbly, full of sunshine, probably dancing through a field of flowers–Credence is undeniably optimistic in the true sense of the word: constantly looking for light in the darkness.