What Is The White Man's Burden Of Imperialism

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Ethnocentrism of western European culture can also be rooted in the colonization of these people's cultures, as we previously learned, cultural imperialism. Something I think about a lot when learning about the imperialist history of Europe is the concept of the "white man's burden". Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem about it during the American-Philippine War. This concept of "white man's burden" is one that justifies the colonization of indigenous people, for it imposes the idea that it is the destiny of white men to conquer these people "civilize" them. Similar philosophies can be found in our own nations history such as that of Manifest Destiny, which was used to justify the expansion of the US at the expense of may Native American
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