white man's burdenwhite man's burden
the alleged duty of the white peoples to bring their civilization to other peoples regarded as backward: phrase popularized by Kipling and other apologists for imperialism
white man's burden
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.
Origin of white man's burdenFrom “The White Man's Burden,” a poem by Rudyard Kipling
From the poem The White Man's Burden by Rudyard Kipling.