being Polish myself i feel kind of uneasy about admitting that we are racist
Being Polish myself I feel kind of relieved to notice that there are all kinds in Poland, just like everywhere else. Some of them are racist, some of them aren't.
i am an atypical Pole, i am not religious at all, i hate vodka :), i do not steal, i have a very high academic degree and i teach english in America
Yeah, I must be very atypical as well then. I just happen to teach English in Poland... and my academic degree is coming soon...
I could characterize many of my friends in a similar way. Are we all so atypical???
we are highly critical of others, but to ourselves we are crystal clear
Really? 100% percent of us? I'm not very critical of others and I don't think I'm crystal clear. That'd be 99,9% then...
we do not accept other religions because we don't know them
I know quite a lot about different religions. However, I don't find them attractive (including Catholicism).
we owe it to communism, we have a scar in our minds
Communism is equally important to me as the Battle of Dunkirk (I've heard about it but have no particular experiences connected with it). It means nothing to me and has left no scar in my mind whatsoever because I simply don't remember it. I was a little girl when it collapsed. Moreover, I think it's always best to look ahead.
i am ashamed that some of us do certain things that later on create stereotypes and misrepresent polish people as an entire nation
Aren't you causing this by writing all this nonsense?
i remember once a guy said to me that polish people are dumb. and i asked him to elaborate on that and he was at a loss for words. i challenged that guy and it turned out that he was dumb.
I find all the people who make generalizations (usually basing on some silly stereotypes) dumb.
cultures are different, that's what makes it all worth exploring
It surely does. Still, I hate when people assume I'm a catholic, a thief and an alcoholic just when they hear I'm Polish.