A considered and constructive review by one of the big names in American Polonia - great!Hopefully other individuals and organisations will now sit up and take notice. It's taken a little while, Danusha, but you're getting there.
Michal thank you for the good wishes.
In his review, James Pula notes that, "The second general impression, although Goska does not exactly frame it in these words, is that the prevailing sense of “political correctness” in the United States that precludes negative commentary on some groups but not others is largely responsible for the continued dissemination of the “Bieganski” stereotype of Poles and, by extension, other East Europeans."That, I think, is the crux of the matter.
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