Dallas is a richly diverse American city - over
the years it has become a melting pot of cultures, religions
and lifestyles. The history of Texas is deeply rooted in the
Hispanic culture. Originally called Tejas, the Spanish founded
the state and today there are over six million Latinos living
In 1869, Chinese immigrated to Texas to work on the railroads, bringing with them a rich heritage. Dallas now has sixteen different Asian nationalities living in the area. Named as one of the best places for African-Americans to do business by Black Enterprise Magazine, Dallas has a thriving African-American community. The GLBT community is also a large part of Dallas, which boasts the sixth largest gay population in the United States.