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While acknowledging the tension between assimilation to U.S. culture and preservation of Latino cultural identity, those interviewed described how being intercultural enriches their lives. Most participants are bilingual and plan to pass that on to their children. Many also proudly display their biculturalism to other Knox County residents. For some, there is a practical benefit: being bilingual creates job opportunities. For others, biculturalism is a tool for understanding the world more broadly. Photo: Balinda Craig-Quijada, professor of dance at Kenyon College, with her Venezuelan father, Oklahoman mother and son Felix. Credit: Balinda Craig-Quijada.