There are so many Polish immigrants or UK or USA citizens having Polish ancestry , who contributed to the world in science , art or literature over the ages . But you can`t read about them in newspapers or watch on TV . Instead of it, it is rather very common to hear about Polish people derogatory essays.
No one can deny that there is a lot of bad press these days in UK or US which stereotypes Polish people as having strange habits to which english or American people are not accustomed to.
They seem to forget that stereotyping in media is the most harmful of all instruments , similar to spreading "Polish jokes "in USA over the decades.
As a first example of such contributors I want to recall:
Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak (born August 11, 1950) He has Polish ancestry. By 1975, Wozniak withdrew from the University of California, Berkeley and came up with the computer that eventually made him famous and some have compared to a work of art since the hardware, circuit board designs, and operating system was the work solely of Wozniak.
co-founded Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. His inventions and machines are credited with contributing significantly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Wozniak created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s.
Can you name others ?
For Canadian Polish diaspora , more known contributor should be Sir Kazimierz Stanislaus Gzowski,
Sir Kazimierz Stanislaus Gzowski, Gzowski was born in Saint Petersburg to a noble Polish father who served with the Russian military. KCMG (March 5, 1813 - August 24, 1898), was an engineer who served as acting Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1896 to 1897.
He was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1890, and, as a personal friend of Sir John A. Macdonald, was linked to the Conservative Party, even acting as an interim Lieutenant Governor before Oliver Mowat took office in 1897. He died in 1898 in Toronto.
Casimir Gzowski Park, Toronto's waterfront, commemorates him.