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The gap between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, however, “is driven entirely by whites,” according to the report.“Hispanics and Asians are more likely to intermarry if they live in non-metro areas.” For black people, urban living doesn’t seem to make a difference: their intermarriage rates hang steady at 18 percent in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas alike. When it comes to explaining this urban-rural divide, there are many possible factors.The interactive map accompanying the report shows the huge variation in intermarriage rates across the U. Public perception of intermarriage might play a part: 45 percent of adults in urban areas say that “more people of different races marrying each other is a good thing for society,” the study reports.Thirty-eight percent of those in suburban areas say the same.
“If you look at the breakdown of the marriage market there, it really is such a mix, with no racial or ethnic group counts for more than half of the pool,” she says.“But on the other hand, Jackson, Mississippi, is relatively diverse, there are relatively high shares of both whites and blacks in the marriage market, yet intermarriage is quite low there, at 3 percent,” Livingston says.Back in May, Old Navy tweeted an ad for a 30 per cent off coupon with the image of a white man, a Black woman and a child."That's a sea change, but it's still a thing," says Nichols, admitting that even he (like me) sees mixed-race couples as a novelty. "The saddest thing was that part of me was not shocked," says Edgerton, who has been in interracial relationships in the past and remembers insidious whispers from onlookers.Whispers are something I've noticed in my own relationship. My wife is half-Polish, half-Peruvian, and we've been together for 15 years.