Guest 30 May 2006 / #61You`re right. Black people do indeed attract some attention in villages and perhaps in some smalltowns as well. But that is only manifesting itself that in the way that the people look at the blacks as if they would see an UFO when they think that the black person dosn`t see that they are staring at him. There is no aggression in it.I myself have seen black people many many times in person and normally I wouldn`t stare at them, but when I`m seeing them in Poland I can not hold myself from looking at them. It`s an automatic reaction.Ofcourse there are always some people who don`t like ethnic minorities, but in Poland`s case I would argue that there is far less aggression against black/color people becaouse unlike in some other countries we don`t have any bad experience with them, which would stimulate racism, on the contrary blacks have a very possitive image in Poland. They as said they are mainly paramedics but they are also sportsmen (most of our basketball league consists of black players) or tv entertainers. Noone in Poland is associating black people with criminality and poverty as it is the case some other places hence 99.99% of the people here dosn`t have any negative feelings torwards them.In case of the gays I have no idea. My guess is that many people from the deep province would react with staring as well. I don`t find that two men, if they would hold hands publicly would meet any sort of agression.However there is always this small percent of people who would react with aggresion.There has not been as much dislike against gays, as well as a matter of fact there was no talk about gays here untill some of the extreame gay organizations started organizing gay parades, and making our country a bad opinion abroad by making interviews in which they are making up stories that Poland is at least short of comitting a gay-genocide or that it is already happening ect (at least from my perspective).I find that both sides - the gay organizations as well as the nationalists are being played out by politicians from both the left and the right to boost their popularity and this whole issue is an artificially created problem which has crossed the line into abssurdity.