Actually the ethnic background of polish and other slavics isnt exactly "WHITE". WHITE people, obviously to skin colour are scandinavian white and british, irish, scottish whites.
If u noice, most slavics are light olive in colour and are no longer a WHITE ethnic group but no one sees this. Indians are often put down as ASIANS or MIDDLE EASTERNS when u see clearly Indians are different than both, well same here with Slavics and Celts.
Ofcourse we are WHITE - not as white as the British - which is amnesia-like of white.
The Slavs are a mix of the Veneds who lived c.a. 150 B.C. in the region of Vento - presant day Italy - and the Sarmatians who came to Europe from the Caucasus somewhere during the II century A.D.
btw. as you might now - or most likely - not. The Saxons have Sarmatian ancestors as well.. beside that ...Canute the Great, who ruled England from 1015 was 1/2 Slavic cose he was a grandson of Mieszko I - the duke of Poland.
..So as you see we are VERY much related :)
I have recently had a large proportion of family members come over to England from Poland and i am shocked at their racist attitudes! I want to hang my head in shame when i hear some of the ignorant comments that come out of their mouths. I know that Poland doesn't have a large ethnic minority but i don't think that is a good enough xcuse in todays world- and after visiting Poland many times it is definitely a modern place! I am currently trying to make my family (who are all in their twenties) understand that their racist beliefs are wrong but they won't budge and stand by the thought line that all black and Asian people are inferior and inherently bad people.
If anyone could give me an insight to Polish culture and where these racist attitudes are coming from i would really appreciate it!
Well, this is a lot of crap. The same way you could say: why are the Americans so racist ? Why are the British so racist ? Not even mentioning the Germans..
I somehow don`t see any indiations that we are more racist than any other nation in Europe. As a matter of fact I find that we are even slightly more tolerant than some of the other Europen nations, cose our tolerance is real, t comes from the people, it isn`t twofaced just like in some of the other countries in the old EU, where officialy there is a policy, both in the media as well as in the politics, which`s is to enforce political correctness, and where everything oficially looks "nice and dandy" but in reality creates frustration and anger among people cose they can not say anything against i.e. the muslims (i.e. when as I have heard in England they demand the removal of the "racist" national flag from various festivities and pubs becaouse they say that it reminds them of the crusades ect. ect.)
In my opinion, if the situation continues to develope this way then in a very near future the people in the old EU are going to be so fed up with this "tolerance" that they are going to turn into the far right - you can see that already in France where in the name of "tolerance" the police is allowing the muslim "yought" to burn over 100 cars PER DAY.. and where an extremist like Le Pen is likely to become president..
Is the statement above "racist" - well perhaps - it is - by the standards of those who`ve lost the oversight of what is tolerance and what is plain stupidity - in my opinion we have a very healhy atitude torwards such issues and it`s the old EU who is clearly heading in a wrong direction at the end of which - it is WE who perhaps are going to have to recive hundreds of thousands of refugees from W. Europe - just like it happened during the medieval times - during the inqisition.