Editor’s note: This is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.
By Nicholas Riccardi and Scott Bauer
The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo — Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class.
Guess which one is more optimistic about the country’s future and that of their grandchildren?
More than likely, you guessed wrong.