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Murzyni – a positive word

Murzyn (noun, plural Murzyni) is an old Polish word used to describe a dark-skinned person. The term derives from a word ‘Maur’ (see Mauritania) and was initially used to name all people coming from Northern Africa. Etymologically, it comes from the same root as the English word Moor. Semantic range of the word ‘Murzyn’ has evolved over the years to incorporate a broader meaning; now is predominantly used to describe any male person perceived as dark-skinned relative to others, while belonging to a “black” ethnicity in their particular country, typically having a degree of Sub-Saharan African ancestry. Isidore of Seville, writing in the seventh century, claimed that the Latin word ‘Maurus’ was derived from ‘mauron’, μαύρον, which is the Greek word for ‘black’.

A Note on Terms

Using terms like “black,” “white,” and “interracial” runs the risk of making racial categories appear more stable and concrete than they really are. Nevertheless, these terms have social meanings that help construct people’s understanding of the world and shape their reality. The social realities of race exist and will not be deconstructed simply by changing our language. The term “black” is employed to refer to people of African ancestry in the United States (it seem more appropriate to use “black” rather than “African American” because not all blacks consider themselves African Americans). “White” refers to those people defined by law and custom as “white,” a group that has shifted over time. The terms “interracial” and “biracial” are employed because these are the terms people use in their own lives and because there is no easy way to avoid this language. “Intermarriage” and “interracial marriage” can be used interchangeably to refer specifically to black-white interracial marriages. /R.C.Romano – Race Mixing/


Murzyni – a word with positive meaning

In general, words like ‘Murzyn’ and ‘Murzyni’ carry a lot of positive energy, when spoken by Poles in most situations nowadays. In a famous scene from ‘Miś’ (a popular Polish TV comedy by Stanislaw Bareja from 1980) a woman is excited by the tricks one black basketball player is doing on TV. Her husband who’s watching with her seems a bit jealous. TV commentator:

Trochę w tym cyrku, trochę zabawy, a najwięcej robienia z nas tak zwanego tata-wariata.

(Ona) –Niesamowici są ci Murzyni!

(On) – No.

(Ona) – Oh, nie w tym znaczeniu, ale w ogóle. Patrz, jak on się rusza!

(On) – Czy ty wiesz, jak byłem młody, to też byłem Murzynem i grałem w kosza. Poważnie. Tak robiłem, patrz! …tak robiłem, potem mi przeszło.

A bit of a circus, a little fun, and most of making us the so-called daddy-crazy.

(She) –Amazing are those blacks!

(He) – Mhm.

(She) – Oh, not in this sense, but in general. Look how he’s moving!

(He) – Do you know when I was young, I also was a black man, and played basketball. Seriously. So I did see! … so I did, and then I quit.

That player dribbling the ball in the living room is Kent Washington, who in between years 1978-1983, played in the Polish Basketball League (Start Lublin, Zagłębie Sosnowiec) breaking stereotypes about Poland already back then.

Randka z obcokrajowcem

Spotkanie z mężczyzną pochodzącym z egzotycznego kraju może być wyjątkowym przeżyciem. Czasami kobiety mają obawy, że nie uda im się nawiązać porozumienia z osobą z innego kręgu kulturowego. Natomiast innym kobietom przychodzi nader łatwo nawiązywanie znajomości z czarnoskórymi mężczyznami.

Jeśli odważyłaś się już na coś takiego, to jakie były Twoje odczucia? Czy spełniły się Twoje ukryte fantazje? A może wydarzyło się coś wyjątkowego, co szczególnie utkwiło Ci w pamięci… Podziel się swoimi wrażeniami w kontaktach z obcokrajowcami o odmiennym kolorze skóry! Twoje dobre rady mogą pomóc innym dziewczynom w zdobywaniu nowych doświadczeń tego typu.

Spotkanie z czarnoskórym mężczyzną

hands-heartJeśli tego typu doznanie jest wciąż przed Tobą – to czego się po nim spodziewasz? Kim mógłby być ten potencjalny nieznajomy? Mamy nadzieję, że uda Ci się poznać taką osobę na naszym portalu!

W tym temacie powstało wiele mitów i stereotypów, które pokutują do dziś w świadomości wielu osób. Czy słusznie?

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Where is Poland?

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska), a country located in the central-eastern Europe, between Germany and Russia. Poland has over 38 million inhabitants and is the sixth most populous member of the European Union, and the most populous post-communist member of the European Union.

➲ The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometers (120,726 sq mi), making it the 71st largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe.

Polska, Poland, Polen, Polsko, Lehistan, Pologne, Polonia, Polandia, Польша, بولندا

Brief history of Poland

966 – the Baptism of Poland (Polish: Chrzest Polski), the personal baptism of Mieszko I, the first ruler of the Polish state, and much of his court. Poland had won recognition as a proper European state, both from the papacy and from the Holy Roman Empire.

1025 – Bolesław I Chrobry is crowned as the first king of Poland.

Poland 1386-1434

1410 – Battle of Grunwald, Polish and Lithuanian forces under cousins Władysław II Jagiełło and Vytautas the Great decisively defeat the forces of the Teutonic Knights, whose power is broken.

Poland 1619-1629

1791  – The Constitution of May 3 (Polish: Konstytucja 3 maja) was adopted by the Great Sejm (parliament), as the first codified national constitution in Europe and the world’s second-oldest constitution after the 1789 U.S. Constitution.

1795 – The Third Partition of Poland, was the last in a series of the Partitions of Poland of the land of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth among Prussia, the Austrian Empire, and the Russian Empire which effectively ended Polish national sovereignty until 1918.

1830 – The November Uprising

1863 – The January Uprising

1918 – On 11 November, in Warsaw, Józef Piłsudski proclaimed an independent Polish state. That very day would become Poland’s Independence Day.

1939 – The Invasion of Poland by Germany (on 1 September, that marked the beginning of World War II in Europe) and by the Soviet Union (on 17 September)

1945-1989 – Poland was a part of the Eastern bloc.

1981-83 – Martial law in Poland (Polish: Stan wojenny w Polsce) when the authoritarian government of the People’s Republic of Poland drastically restricted normal life in an attempt to crush political opposition.

1989 – Round Table Agreement and democratic transition

1999 – Poland joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance

2004 – Poland became a full member of the European Union

2007 – Poland joined the Schengen Area

2014 – Polish Donald Tusk became President of the European Council


Interracial facts

➲ White people are most common in Poland, but there are many black communities growing each year. Dark-skinned people are common especially in large Polish cities.

➲ Polish women are very keen to meeting new people, especially foreigners, as Poland was isolated in the past during the Communist times, but now is part of the European Union.

➲ Warszawa, Gdańśk, Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań and Łódź – all this places are worth visiting to discover how Polish girls crave black experience as something new – something that was forbidden for their parents and grandparents.

Practicalities

➲ Officially, you’d still have to pay with Polish ‘złoty’ (zł) not with €s or $s. No worries – all hard currencies are widely accepted.

➲ With regular flights from London, Paris or Amsterdam taking less than 2 hours time, Poland is quite an opportunity for you black guys not to miss…

poland-world-map

World map. Europe in blue. Poland in red.

Interracial history in brief

1960s

As African states became independent, the Soviet Union offered many of their citizens the chance to study in Russia. Over a period of 40 years, about 400,000 African students from various countries moved to Russia to pursue higher studies, including many Black Africans. This extended beyond the Soviet Union to many countries of the Eastern bloc.

1967

The Supreme Court declares all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage to be unconstitutional, de facto legalizing interracial relationships in the USA.

2009

Barack Hussein Obama II, a son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas, becomes the 44 US President.

One taboo broken

For anyone who considers visiting Poland, here are some positive facts about this country. According to reports, Polish level of prejudice is lower than the average in Europe. Poland is one of the most open post-communist states.

hands The European Values Study (EVS):

Overall the 2008 EVS shows Poland, viewed against all of Europe, to be just averagely tolerant of immigrants, even though it is one of the more open post-communist states. Event though Poland’s level of prejudice against immigrants and people of different races is slightly lower than the average in Europe, it is nevertheless higher than in Western countries.