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Both invisibility and hypervisibility characterize the daily experience of Latinos in Knox County. They may feel invisible or sense a lack of representation in the community. Sometimes they attribute this to a tendency among Latinos to keep to themselves. Others feel a responsibility to stand up for the Latino community, rendering themselves extremely visible. This path may help to create a space for Latino culture in the context of the larger community, but it can also be a barrier to intercultural understanding by highlighting differences in a negative way. Photo: The daughter of Amnéris Pérez-Román, a native of Puerto Rico. Credit: Patricia Mota '16.