The White Man's Burden

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The White Man's Burden is a 1899 poem by Rudyard Kipling. It is usually described as pro-colonialism, with Whites seen as having the burden of an attempted "civilizing mission" regarding non-Whites, despite various stated problems and burdens.

The poem has also been cited by opponents of colonialism.

It has been seen as an example of pathological altruism by Whites.

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The Poem

Pathological altruism