A high percent of Eastern European immigrants to England are encountering severe prejudice. A recent study indicated that even after two years in Great Britain, one in four of these immigrants only associated with fellow immigrants, and 30% claimed the British people did not treat them as equals. Ironically, the number of those intending to settle in England increased from 6% in 2004 to 29% in 2006. The survey dealt with Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Lithuanians, Bulgarians and Ukrainians.
This is an interesting study, which might surprise people in America who teach multiculturalism, because their minds are completely wrapped up in a black-white divide. They tend to be ignorant of deep-seated prejudice in American history toward those coming from Eastern Europe. In my childhood, people used expressions such as “Hunks” and “Polacks” or “Kikes” which referred to Jews. I assure contemporary multiculturalists we never were viewed as “white people” by those who hated us. There has always been prejudice in human history, and to ignore the multicultural roots of multicultural discrimination distorts the teaching of history.
Information from The Independent