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American attitude towards Poland


Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
29 Jan 2007 /  #61
So i was just wondering if the germans feel like that or is it just some people.

It's hard to say how many people are of the same opinion as the girl you mentioned. However I would say that there are definitely more anti-polish Germans than pro-polish. The last 200 years of our co-existence were rather troublesome, to put it in a most soft way. :) Although Germany is a totally different country now, some imaginations remained in their inhabitants, squashed deep down inside them. Many won't say this out loud, but they feel superior to Poles, just as their fathers felt, and their fathers fathers, and their fathers fathers fathers...:)

I have a question for you Sylvia. Why did she brought up the topic about Poland? Did she triggered it herself or it was just a reaction for someone’s question?
Sylvia  
29 Jan 2007 /  #62
I take a sewing class at school adn the teacher also taught my brother, the class is mandatory for the younger students, but i was in the middle of a conversation with my teacher. I was telling her that my brother told me he didnt need to take a sewing class because he was going to marry a Polish woman and she's probably know how to do it. My parents are both from Poland so he see's that my mother is a housewife and does everything so he assumes that thats what his wife will do. Right after I told my teacher what my brother had said, the foreign exchange student turned around and just said "I hate Polish people." I never had a conversation with her in my life and I was shocked that she actually said that. She then continued to say how Polsih people are thieves and will steal anything from you. I don't think so knew I was polish at that point in time, so she went on for about 10 mins. I finally got pissed off and went up to her and said "I'm Polish and I have never stolen anything in my Life". But she just continued to say Polish people steal, and that no one in Europe likes us.
ROZ 2 | 93  
29 Jan 2007 /  #63
Sylvia, It sounds as if your little friend has issues. :)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
30 Jan 2007 /  #64
sylvia,

I would tell you some advice, but dont want you to get in trouble doing it.
So I will refrain from my first thoughts and go to the second thoughts.

Ignore her sorry little butt.

as much as I know what my reactions are, and more then likely you had same
feeling, ignore.
Caliguy  
31 Jan 2007 /  #65
Your German Friend makes it sound like their are no Snobs,Stealers or Ugly People in Germany.LOL

Polish People are just like everybody else in the World,you got your good one's and bad one's.
ArturSzastak  
1 Feb 2007 /  #66
Hey, I'm a Pole living in Erie,PA and there are the occasional racists who hate anyone who might get their job, but other than that its us Polish becoming good friends with everyone adn showing them how to really party. :)

if anyone is in for a good read, this is an amazing book-my favorite

its called: A Question of Honor: The Unsung Heroes of WW2

amazing, i loved it, and its about my heroes.

crap, wrong Title

A Question of Honor: Forgotten Heroes of WW2
Polak  
2 Feb 2007 /  #67
I actually feel superior to Germans...

I lived in Germany on study abroad. If a German ever told me something bad about Poland, I always reminded them that we are a democtratic and freedom loving people. (Unlike the Germans) We have always fought for freedom and and the ideals of the EU.

Germans really don't have much to same after you remind them about that. hahaha

The only reason Poland is poorer than Germany is becuause they ruined our country in WWII and then Churchhill and FDR sold us out to Joey Stalin.

So if the Germans ever talk smack about how Poland is not up to par, you should remind them that they should go back and replace every brick in beautiful Warsaw. Germans should be kissing our ass for not demanding more reparations.

This is a dumb topic by the way... The sentiment in the US towards Polish people is 99% positive.

But she just continued to say Polish people steal, and that no one in Europe likes us.

Best remedy here would be to remind her of the Holacaust... That shuts Germans up in an instance. hahaha
Caliguy  
3 Feb 2007 /  #68
I totally agree with you :-)

The sentiment in the US towards Polish people is 99% positive.

Peace  
3 Feb 2007 /  #69
Exactly. Polish people have a good reputation here unlike other immigrant groups. All you will ever hear is someone make a dumb Polish joke once in a while, but Poles will be welcomed into neighborhoods with open arms.

"Unfortunately, I am of both Polish and Mexican ancestory...."

Is that Mexican ancestry Spanish Mexican? Because if you are an Indian or mestizo Mexican you most likely do not look Polish and me and many other people do not consider you Polish. It would be like Halle Berry going to England and saying she's English because her mom was. She'd just get stares and people not believing her.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
3 Feb 2007 /  #70
I dont hear too many Americans complaing about the Polish being here.
its mostly the Illegal Mexicans that Americans dont like............
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
3 Feb 2007 /  #71
Is that Mexican ancestry Spanish Mexican? Because if you are an Indian or mestizo Mexican you most likely do not look Polish and me and many other people do not consider you Polish.

Do you know what a mestizo is?
Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
3 Feb 2007 /  #72
I didn't know..so I searched for info and it's very interesting.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mestizo
josecitomadera  
3 Feb 2007 /  #73
Because if you are an Indian or mestizo Mexican you most likely do not look Polish

Big deal, why oh why are people so concerned with the superficialities of the epidermis?
Using the word mestizo, mulato to a hispanic is like using the n-gg-r word. It is extremely offensive and racist.

Is that Mexican ancestry Spanish Mexican?
Mexicans consider themselves Mexican. Color is irrelevant. That's why hispanics of different colors have no problem with each other. I hope the Poles here understand this point. Hispanics use color as an afterthought. It seems that many humans don't feel the same way.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
3 Feb 2007 /  #74
It would be like Halle Berry going to England and saying she's English because her mom was.

I personally don't think Mexicans and African Americans look alike. Mexicans who are mixed with European don't look like Halle Barry who is part African American. They can blend in with Polish people easy. I saw a guy whose mother was Mexican and whose father was Polish and he had stunning blue eyes and extremely pale skin. Not even some Polish people look like that.
ROZ 2 | 93  
3 Feb 2007 /  #75
Is that Mexican ancestry Spanish Mexican? Because if you are an Indian or mestizo Mexican you most likely do not look Polish and me and many other people do not consider you Polish. It would be like Halle Berry going to England and saying she's English because her mom was. She'd just get stares and people not believing her.

Mexican ancestry. From Chihuahua Mexico to be exact. My brother and I definitely have European features. My sister was fortunate enough to get the olive skin dark hair and brown eyes. She highly resembles Jennifer Garner. If Patrick Swazy and David Duchovny had a love child, that would be me... Only taller, heavier, and with blue eyes... Damn good looking if I do say so myself :) Now that I'm divorcing, I get a lot of beautiful women as well... :) My brother got the polish nose...Bad for him, good for me! :) I have to say that I never burn in the sun and get a great tan, though ...

As far as being considered Polish or not, I can care less what others or you think. However small the percentage may be, genetics don't lie. We have so many different people from all over the world here in So Cal, that being born and raised here we grow up accepting people for who and what they are.

Using the word mestizo, mulato to a hispanic is like using the n-gg-r word. It is extremely offensive and racist.

I don't think the term is equal to that of the word nigg_r . N_gger is much more derogatory IMHO...

The irony is that I joined this site because I was excited to learn a little about where my ancestors came from as well as learn about Polish people and their views. It has now become rather discouraging. I guess ya have to take the good with the bad.

Today I met a mason and his apprentice who are Polish. They were building pillars for some entry gates around the corner from here. It appears that they do good work quickly at a very good rate. I wonder if he has the same views as "peace" does.... He stands to make a pretty profit off me. I think I'll use the young and eager Italian/Mexican kid who bid a little more instead... Thanks peace, ya just cost me an extra 1700.00usd :)
josecitomadera  
4 Feb 2007 /  #76
I personally don't think Mexicans and African Americans look alike.

According to our neo-nazis here, we are all displaced negros.

I don't think the term is equal to that of the word nigg_r .

If you call a Central American indio, its like calling a black n-gg-r.
Ranj 21 | 948  
4 Feb 2007 /  #77
Quoting: josecitomadera, Post #118
Using the word mestizo, mulato to a hispanic is like using the n-gg-r word. It is extremely offensive and racist.

I don't think the term is equal to that of the word nigg_r . N_gger is much more derogatory IMHO...

I assume you are caucasion, Roz, so you really don't have a right to tell someone of another race what is more offensive. It's all a matter of perspective.:)
josecitomadera  
4 Feb 2007 /  #78
assume you are caucasion, Roz,

Nah, he's not white. He's hispanic like me.
Ranj 21 | 948  
4 Feb 2007 /  #79
It doesn't matter what race he is....he cannot say one word is more offensive than the other for other people....maybe he's not offended by it, but as you said, some others would find great offense to being called a mestizo or mulata. It's all a matter of perspective, like I said.:)
josecitomadera  
4 Feb 2007 /  #80
Yeah you're right Ranjy.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
4 Feb 2007 /  #81
Polish = good food, good people, good everything.

And All the polish I know like everyone, just as they are liked.
ROZ 2 | 93  
4 Feb 2007 /  #82
so you really don't have a right to tell someone of another race what is more offensive

Never said I had a right to tell anyone anything. I said it was In My Humble Opinion( IMHO) that the word is less offensive.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
4 Feb 2007 /  #83
Mexican ancestry. From Chihuahua Mexico to be exact.

What part of Chihuahua, if you don't mind my asking?
ROZ 2 | 93  
5 Feb 2007 /  #84
Good question! I'll have to ask my great Aunt or Uncle :)
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
24 Feb 2007 /  #86
to be honest, adults are more open to people of Polish descent than kids are in school. If you plan on having kids this might be a problem - teasing, hopefully nothing more.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
24 Feb 2007 /  #87
Artur, kids are cruel everywhere. They will always call each other names. It does not matter if the other kid is Polish, Mexican, fat, wearing glasses or having freckles and red hair - just to name a few "reasons". I attended a grade and a high school in Poland.

Oh, the names the kids could call each other! And, we were ALL THE SAME!
It's just a part of growing up.
lovely - | 24  
24 Feb 2007 /  #88
I think everyone experiences teasing in school, no matter where you are from...it's just a part of the "school experience" and growing up. I've only heard a handful of polish jokes in my life, but then again...every country has a few jokes about them so it is quite harmless. I happen to think Poles are great and actually most people from my generation could care less which country someone is from...we are more open-minded than that...

Oh--Eurola beat me to it :P

*must learn to type faster*
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
24 Feb 2007 /  #89
Hey, you've got your point just as "lovely" :)

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