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Recently, about 200 people joined the annual procession though Durham honoring La Virgen de Guadalupe, the Virgin Mary. The procession highlights the mixing of Catholicism and indigenous belief and of American and Mexican culture. In the essay, the author remembers living in San Antonio and compares the culture of acceptance toward Latinos versus her observation of animosity toward Latinos in North Carolina. The history of the holiday, Latino culture, and Latinos is America is discussed.
Terrance Holt is a Chapel Hill physician and former teacher who recently published a collection of short stories. The collection has gained praised by the New York Tiimes and Junot Diaz. Holt is interviewed an shares his thoughts on the power of language, the reasons he writes, the reason he became a geriatric doctor, how his two professions are linked, and what he hopes his stories represent.