Don't give that crap to an Eastern European. Eastern Europeans are predominantly Slavs ... wanna know where the word "slave" came from?<quoted text> What I don't get? Oh, I get it. The mental state of urban blacks and, some suburban ones as well, is a defeated ex -slaves mentality. No other race on planet earth has been stripped of themselves and remade into a Frankenstein creation! Although many have overcome that mindstate, millions who are impoverished and ghettoized have not. Thus, the common self-destructive behavior we see nation wide across America, city to city. It's undeniable.
I don't completely agree with the history below because "Slav" also means worship. In Slavic churches, the word "Orthodox" is written as "PravoSLAVna" (Pravo means "true" or "correct" and SLAVna means "worship")... In other words, the Slavic Orthodox churches don't call themselves Orthodox. The word roughly translated means it is the true or correct form of worship.
My point being that Polish Slavs don't run around with a chip on their shoulder because they were slaves at one time. They also don't fill prisons to the brim, or poop out a lot of bastard babies every year, either.
Word History: The derivation of the word slave encapsulates a bit of European history and explains why the two words slaves and Slavs are so similar; they are, in fact, historically identical. The word slave first appears in English around 1290, spelled sclave. The spelling is based on Old French esclave from Medieval Latin sclavus, "Slav, slave," first recorded around 800. Sclavus comes from Byzantine Greek sklabos (pronounced sklävs) "Slav," which appears around 580. Sklavos approximates the Slavs' own name for themselves, the Slovnci, surviving in English Slovene and Slovenian. The spelling of English slave, closer to its original Slavic form, first appears in English in 1538. Slavs became slaves around the beginning of the ninth century when the Holy Roman Empire tried to stabilize a German-Slav frontier. By the 12th century stabilization had given way to wars of expansion and extermination that did not end until the Poles crushed the Teutonic Knights at Grunwald in 1410.· As far as the Slavs' own self-designation goes, its meaning is, understandably, better than "slave"; it comes from the Indo-European root *kleu-, whose basic meaning is "to hear" and occurs in many derivatives meaning "renown, fame." The Slavs are thus "the famous people." Slavic names ending in -slav incorporate the same word, such as Czech Bohu-slav, "God's fame," Russian Msti-slav, "vengeful fame," and Polish Stani-slaw, "famous for withstanding (enemies)."
(A better translation is "to worship", or