know the Irish who came to America were also called 'dumb Micks' the Italians 'dumb Dago' but it was worse for Poles because Poles knowingly and self willingly 'locked' themselves in ghettos and didn't socialize with other ethnicities.
I live in an Italian & Irish neighborhood in NEw York. Poles are WAY more Intelligent than Italians & Irish people.
The Polish college graduate rate is as high as 36 percent.
While the Irish & Italian college graduate rate is like 20 - 22 percent
Alot of the more Intelligent ethnicities actually stayed more with their own. East Asians & Ashkenazi Jews who have very high iq's like Poles also stayed to themselvesi n their own neighborhoods more than others.
I think because alot of the time Smart people don't want to get in trouble by going beyond their means. Also I think smart people want to seem smart so they want to avoid being made stupid if they can't speak perfect English.
Plus, I think sometimes it is just an Arrogance that more Intelligent groups like Poles, Asians & Jews feel they are too smart to deal with other groups.
Even though I was born in America I kind of feel that way. I tend to feel I am far too smart to deal with alot of these semi retarded Irish & Italian people we have here.