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White Savior

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the white-savior complex imposes the notion that the white person knows what communities of color need, rather than listening to how they can truly be of help. This is problematic on a number of levels:

  • It centers the white savior as the hero rather than empowering others
  • It imposes white/western ideals and solutions onto communities
  • It assumes there is an “inferiority” of non-white people, furthering the narrative of “we have to save them because they can’t save themselves”
  • It perpetuates “poverty porn” – exoticizing young people of color
  • It’s not about justice, but rather about the white savior having an emotional experience that validates their privilege



When White Saviorism Turns Deadly American missionary played doctor, children died, when will there be justice