Ma Polish boyfriend's grandparents and brother r visiting from Poland. !
I have many black friends and they hate those who stereotype them by writing / speaking as you do, pretending to be some ridiculous gangster from the ghetto. I don't mean to harsh, but how difficult is it to write in correct English? It's perceived as embarrassing to your country and black people in general also. You come from a beautiful continent, with a wonderful culture and people, stop with the American ghetto silliness or I suspect you will not receive the respect you deserve here and elsewhere.
Its just that when I type
on the net or chat, I abbreviate my words just like everyone else.
I'm a very well educated person thank u
Who else do you see on this forum abbreviating words? Why dumb down and give the impression that you are stupid and uneducated?
McCoy, dude I am black! AND HELLA PROUD TOO!
Sorry, but what a ridiculous thing to say. I'm white, but why would I be proud of being white, it's my skin colour. If in the Polish summer I get a tan, should I shout IM TANNED AND PROUD. If I wrote IM WHITE AND IM PROUD people would mock me or most likely label me as some sort of white supremist. I'm Irish and I'm certainly very proud of my nationality and culture, IM IRISH AND PROUD....but my skin colour?
One would have to assume that if you look down on black pride you also look down on Polish pride
There is a distinction between pride in ones skin colour, or at least saying it to be 'cool' and pride in ones culture, place of origin, traditions etc. Any African friends of mine tend to be of the 'I'm African, and proud' mindset. Why did she even bother saying anything at all and bringing pride into it? By bringing attention to her skin colour she also manages to separate and distinguish it from those of other skin colour, why bother? I'm sure there is more than enough of this nonsense already in the world without cultivating it further. I've had this same discussion so many times with my black friends in the past. They all agree that those who persist with this ghetto talk, and bring this sense of amour - propre with regards to their skin colour is a negative stereotype attributed towards them. Its also understandably considered a degrading image of their true culture cultivated by American Pop culture.
So now I'm really concerned about wut pplz reactions in Poland will
be towards me wen I go there. Should I be?
As for your original concern. . I have heard that Poland is a racist country, but then again so is Ireland. Any country that traditionally has not experienced other cultures alongside them will be suspicious of 'outsiders' That said, I personally haven't met any racist people in Poland, and I'm pretty sure all of my Polish friends wouldn't care less what colour your skin is, or where you are from. I think perhaps you may get a cold / derogatory reaction from the older generation . . . but so do I in my girlfriends village because I'm Irish lol They look at me as if my skin colour is red with with polka dots :)) Generally from what I can gather, Polish people are a pretty cool lot so you will by in large be fine. Anyway, if you love your boyfriend, he loves you . . . ignore any small minded types ;)
I wish you luck and happiness in Poland, I hope you will find it as accommodating as I have.