from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The supposed or presumed responsibility of white people to govern and impart their culture to nonwhite people, often advanced as a justification for European colonialism.
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- n. The supposed responsibility of European people to govern and care for their colonial subjects
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- n. the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
From "The White Man's Burden”, a poem by Rudyard Kipling.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the poem The White Man's Burden by Rudyard Kipling. (Wiktionary)