There are members that openly post their racist and xenophobic propaganda.
Are they Polish?
I have still on my block list a memeber who claimed to be British who kept on sending me abusive messages 2 years ago because in one thread I wrote that some Muslin guy here could be really in love with a Polish lady and the members should stop judging them. The messager called me naive and stupid.
Most people who write racist and xenophobic posts are American born or raised there. How come, despite such a multi-cultural environment they grew up to be racists?
I also noticed that people here tend to ascribe xenophobic and racist posts to Poles, then when it turns out a poster is not Polish they tend to diminish that fact by thinking about one rotten apple in an orchard of healthy ones.
Even though I'm Polish myself I tended to think the same at the beginning of my usage of this forum, but this site convinced me that Poles are not worse
in those terms than so called "Western Europeans"... barring the fact that Western Europeans likes to think of themselves as being tolerant and culturally superior (as if there was no clash between those two terms, btw).
On other forums they would be chased away like rabid dogs, while here the majority belittles the problem.
I used to do that, but I got tired of that. Most people who have mild views tend to keep out of controversial threads.
In other countries they would be ridiculed for such backward attitudes while in Poland the majority at least quietly accepts it.
Oh, the hollier-that-thou attitude. Do you really think that ridiculed people change their views? No, they just shut up and keep thinking what they have thinking. That's why I find statements such as: Poland is like Britain in 80s in regards of something, ridiculous... seems like people in Britain live short.