Are Polish people white??Watch this thread
If you want to define it so you exclude Poles from being "white", then "white" more or less means Britain, the northern half of France, the Low Countries, Germany and the Scandinavian coast. "White" would then mean "Celt, Norse, Saxon plus a little bit extra" and it is a laughably Anglocentric notion of "white" rejecting anything below the Alps and Jura and east of about Berlin. This area has been the locus of European power since about 400 so there's something of a vested interest in it that today finds a voice in calls for a "two-speed Europe" or a "Northern European Union".
No Polish are not ”white” and they never have been ”white”. The only people that can be called white are the dominating colonial powers such as Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands etc but if we're being honest Great Britain is the only true ”white” in the sense that they had the biggest ”white” empire and colonized majority of the world creating the ”white” master image in the indigenous peoples minds. So the answer is NO, no Polish are not considered white nor is Eastern Europe for that matter. I live in the UK and I've witnessed racism towards Polish from English people. They don't considered Eastern Europe being the same as them and to be fair they're not, race wise that is.
most polish people are in fact white and I don't want to invalidate the sh1tty things people say to Polish people but it's not racism but most likely xenophobia and discrimination based on incorrect stereotypes and prejudices linked with the country and polish people but not racism as they arent a separate 'race'