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The couple has been married for 11 years, and previously blended into more diverse communities like Chicago's Pullman neighborhood and Oak Park.
When they moved to Elmhurst to be closer to work, unlike some other newcomers, they said no neighbors introduced themselves.
Even on their wedding day, Dumas said, a woman at the bar where the couple was celebrating mistook him for an employee and later asked his wife, who is white, if she was the one "who married a colored boy today."Dumas said he and his wife, Kylie, were able to laugh it off."I'm blessed with having really good friends who are receptive of our relationship," he said.
"I don't think they think about the racial aspect of it unless something like this happens."He said he still puts up with strangers' questions about the couple's relationship and believes there are still those who don't like the idea of interracial coupling.
And Americans have become more accepting of marriages of different races or ethnicities.
One measure reflecting the shift is that, according to a Pew poll, the percentage of non-blacks who said they'd oppose a relative marrying a black person dropped from 63 percent in 1990 to 14 percent in 2016. are by far the most likely to marry someone of a different race or ethnicity.
While volunteering at her daughter's school, Rachel Gregersen noticed something that bothered her.
With black friends or professionally, she might describe herself as African-American, while with mixed-race friends, like a social group called the Biracial Family Network, she's proudly biracial.The Chicago metropolitan area's rate of interracial marriages is 19 percent, slightly higher than the national rate of 16 percent, according to the study. Almost one-third of married Asian-Americans and about a quarter of married Hispanics are married to a person of a different race or gender, according to the study.When Rachel Gregersen gets asked for identification at the same store where her husband does not, or when they eat out together and the waiter asks if they want separate checks, she said, they notice it.The next most common are couples in which one spouse is white and the other Asian (15 percent), and then where one spouse is white and one is multiracial (12 percent).•Intermarriage is slightly more common among the college educated, especially for Hispanics.