In my usual Friday morning post-sake haze, I found myself having one of the many meaningful conversations with my husband that occur when I first wake up. Why did people start picking on the Polish people with the dumb Polack jokes? (My husband is of Polish descent). Why not pick on the Lithuanians who are geographically near? (I am of Lithuanian descent). My first response, being still under the influence, was because they are dumb. But that was solely directed at my husband.
Like every other question in the world, this one has been thoroughly discussed on the Internet. The reason I am going to go with is this: Ethnic minorities have been picked on for eternity by whatever social group is in control. Its not just the poor Polacks but also the Jews, the Irish etc. Its just the way it is. I wonder who is next?