La’Shon Callaway

La’Shon Callaway

Political science student La’Shon Callaway, 19, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., poses for a photograph as he stands on the campus of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, in Galloway, N.J., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Callaway is optimistic that racial discrimination will continue to decline over his lifetime. “People are getting tired of it, and fed up,” said Callaway. “They’re realizing even if you’re not the same color as me, you’re still a person and I’m still a person.” Ask people to imagine American life in 2050, and you’ll get some dreary visions. Whether they foresee runaway technology or runaway government, rampant poverty or vanishing morality, a majority of Americans predict a future worse than today. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)