Why are Polish Americans mocked in the american media?
Where do you get this? Poles or Polish Americans are never much in the news here. Strange topic.
They were last prevalent maybe in the 80's.
Prior to the 80s.
I never heard anything about Poles in the media when I lived in the states.
well, maybe after our president died, they were talking a bit about it, but that's it...
That's opposite of my experience.. i meet a lot of people that tell me that they are part Polish or what not. Or at least are interested about Poland. And it seems I meet many -skis all the time.
And is it true that Polish Americans do not work too often in white collar jobs?
Not at all. The same goes for Poles that are here. In some areas (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, NY, CT), however, where there are many blue collar jobs then there are many of Polish decent.
For some Americans, exposure to Poles is the 'Dumb Polack' joke.
For some but I would say not for the majority of Americans.
I might have learned about this here.
I don't really agree with that statement either. Whenever I meet a person from Chicago and they find out that I am a Pole, they always tell me that there is a huge Polish population in Chicago. I can't even recall of one person from Illinois that didn't tell me that.