Where does all of this prejudice come from? Are American Jews from Poland responsible for this? Maybe Germans? Or maybe it's your own fault that you can't adapt to the other white groups and despite of being 3rd or 4th generation Americans you still work in blue collar jobs?
I'm curious becaue I'm polish too (but living in the fatherland)
Polish-Bashing in the "American" media happened a lot in the 1960's and 70's as far as anti-Polish mocking, as in portraying Polish people as having "inferior intelligence". It then gradually subsided after Polish American groups spoke out against it and people like the Polish pope was in the news.
Anti-Polish bias still exists today, but its nothing like it used to be decades ago.
What kind of mocking are you talking about? Do you have any recent examples?
Also the American media today is a big place. I have noticed that the conservative American media like Talk Radio has been relatively fair to Polish people and from time to time has been nice to Polish people. Like radio talk show host Laura Ingraham (Laura is half Polish) who is not shy about talking about her hard working Polish mother who put her through law school or talk show Host Michael Savage who is not shy about talking about how he likes English Writer "Joseph Conrad" and gives him credit for being one of the greatest English Writers even though English was his second or third language. Michael Savage is not shy about talking about Joseph Conrad's Polish ancestry.
I was pleasantly surprised the other day when I heard former Republican Newt Gingrich plug his Pro-Polish book about the Polish Pope & Poland, on the Sean Hannity Radio talk show (2nd Biggest talk show in the US) as well as plugging it on the O'Reilly Factor which is a popular cable show.
If you go to Youtube and do a search for "Quiet Hero" by Rita Cosby (who is half Polish) you will see the media has been pretty fair to her about her promoting her Pro-Polish book about her father and Poland.
Martha Stewart for years has had her own TV show and was NEVER SHY about talking about her Polish ancestry. She used to have her mom on the show and they always talked up the Polish traditions in their house when she was growing up.
I do agree there still is anti-Polish prejudice in some ELEMENTS of Hollywood and the media. I have talked about this quite a bit in the past. But in fairness, we Poles should also appreciate the positive and fair portrayals of Polish people when we see that as well.
We should always speak out against anti-Polish prejudice in that element of the media when we see it, but ALSO give credit to those elements of the media that have fair and or positive portrayals of Polish people in that part of the media complex.
The media in the US has its bad and good just like anybody else.
As for American Jews in the media, it would NOT be fair to paint them with one brush. I have seen anti-Polish Jewish Americans just like I have seen Jewish Americans who are fair and friendly towards Polish people. I personally like listening to Conservative American Jews on the radio. They seem like good American patriots in my book.