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Old 08-30-2011, 11:45 AM
Location: Northwest Hills, CT
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Definitely Texas!
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by blkgiraffe View Post
I have to disagree. While geographically; California is the most interesting and diverse; Texas beats California as far as regional/cultural diversity. No other state can you go from feeling like you're in the deep south to Midwest to Mexico.
If that's true, which I wouldn't doubt, wouldn't that make Texas less interesting since it feels like other parts of the country and region?

As for California, the rest of the West Coast (Oregon/Washington) are completely different from CA. So are the Southwest (AZ, NM, Nevada) and Plain states.

Even the regions and cities within CA are very different from each other. San Francisco is arguably the polar opposite of LA. San Diego has its own unique identity. The Central Valley cities are world's away. California is a lot more distinguishable. . .

Texas? Outsiders would pretty much say that Houston and DFW are similar in many ways. Texas cities don't have much to distinguish from each other. All flat, non-vibrant, sprawly.

So when it comes to overall diversity: CA>TX by light years
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:24 PM
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Originally Posted by Lifeshadower View Post
Less of a percentage of TX's Hispanics are foreign born than CA's, meaning that CA's Hispanics are somewhat more immigrant dominated than TX's, but not to nearly the same extent that Florida's Hispanics are to that state (and a huge chunk of the Hispanic population was born in Puerto Rico, which isn't reflected in the FB statistics)
I know that I read an article somewhere a while back online (thinking it might be Orlando Sentinel) saying that about 60% of Puerto Ricans who live in Florida are island-born, compared to less than a third of Puerto Ricans in New York (and likely nearby New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England wouldn't be too different).

Funny thing, too is that I believe Florida Hispanics as a whole are more middle class than in California or Texas.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:59 AM
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California is more separated from the rest of the US geographically.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:31 AM
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Originally Posted by QweffL View Post
Yes there's plenty of Mexican culture I agree, but German??? Are you talking about rednecks in central Texas with German roots? Considering that the entire Midwest is filled with people of German ancestry I don't see what makes Texas so unique in this case.
Actually, many Germans immigrated to Mexico during the 19th and 20th century. If you listen to a lot of Mexican music in which the accordian is very prominent this is the result of the large number of German who settled in Mexico and brought their music instruments and traditons along with them.

On a sidenote, I knew a girl back in high school who was Mexican-American and originally from Oklahoma. Her surname was clearly not of Spanish origin and one day after I asked her, she said her family is 100% Mexican and that her last name is German.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:49 AM
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Originally Posted by HtownLove View Post
well Texas used to be its own Country so I will go with that

Republic of Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
thanks for the information, I knew texas was its own country at one point in time but was not aware it encompassed the other states

learn something everyday , thanks

As far as the op question
California- diverse
least likely would be florida in my opinion
I would also add new york to the list
Texas ranks right up there as its growing in leaps and bounds
tough question
but i would say
least likely fla

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:45 PM
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There’s a great video that gets at the essence of the California vs. Texas debate, and it’s REALLY FUNNY. Check it out:

Official California vs. Texas Rap Battle - YouTube
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