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15th Nov '16 8:34:31 AM LordGro
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* On the news if anything less than the full realization of their hopes and dreams defines a non-white person's existence then [[DesignatedVillain white men are to blame.]]
15th Nov '16 7:00:05 AM MidasMint
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* On the news if anything less than the full realization of their hopes and dreams defines a non-white person's existence then [[DesignatedVillain white men are to blame.]]
20th Oct '16 8:10:28 PM BookReaderUSA
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In RealLife, this trope is called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilizing_mission civilizing mission]], which had its origins in the Middle Ages, making it OlderThanSteam.
22nd Sep '16 9:29:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' plays this to some extent really horribly, with Austin Stoneman's [[ScaryBlackMan mulatto protégé Silas]]. The writer of the original ''The Klansman'' novel, Thomas Dixon, believed that mixed-race people inherited the worst stereotypical personality traits of both races, so Austin Stoneman's treatment of Silas as an equal human being only fueled Silas' dark side.

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* ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' plays this to some extent really horribly, with Austin Stoneman's [[ScaryBlackMan mulatto protégé Silas]]. The writer of the original ''The Klansman'' novel, Thomas Dixon, believed that mixed-race people inherited the worst stereotypical personality traits of both races, so Austin Stoneman's treatment of Silas as an equal human being only fueled Silas' dark side.
30th Jul '16 5:17:45 PM WanderingBrowser
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* A rather twisted version is seen in the Lankhmar Ghouls from ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser''; a race with naturally translucent flesh that causes them to look like skeletons, they consider this to be the physical proof of their belief that they are the paragons of civilization and enlightenment. Consequently, it's their sacred duty to uplift other sapient beings... by ''eating them'', so their "muddy" flesh will be transmuted into superior crystal-clear flesh.
14th Jul '16 4:21:41 PM DinoMaurus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth. Greg has often called them out on how the only human they seem to ruly care for is Steven himself, albeit this is somewhat toned down for Amethyst, who has had a human friend named Vidalia and still mantains a healthy friendship with her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth. Greg has often called them out on how the only human they seem to ruly truly care for is Steven himself, albeit this is somewhat toned down for Amethyst, who has had a human friend named Vidalia and still mantains a healthy friendship with her.
14th Jul '16 4:20:53 PM DinoMaurus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth. Greg has often called them out on how the only human they seem to ruly care for is Steven himself, albeit this is somewhat toned down for Amethyst, who has had a human friend named Vidalia and still mantains a healthy friendship with her.
14th Jul '16 4:13:49 PM DinoMaurus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willigness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willigness willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth.
13th Jul '16 1:11:06 PM Gravityman
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** While it's race-inverted, this was the original goal of [[spoiler:''[[DiskOneFinalBoss Gan]][[ScaryBlackMan grel]]'']]. Because everyone on his continent was getting worried about Walhart above, [[spoiler:Gangrel]] got the bright idea to match him strength-for-strength by forging his ''own'' empire to protect the land in the event of Walhart invading. However, while he started out with noble intentions, he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope couldn't keep his ambition in check]], [[AmbitionIsEvil became a slave to it]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate and ended up as exactly the same kind of tyrant Walhart was]]. [[spoiler:In his supports, he tries to seek atonement but ultimately believes that he's crossed so many lines that he just can't go back]].

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** While it's race-inverted, this was the original goal of [[spoiler:''[[DiskOneFinalBoss Gan]][[ScaryBlackMan grel]]'']].Gangrel]]'']]. Because everyone on his continent was getting worried about Walhart above, [[spoiler:Gangrel]] got the bright idea to match him strength-for-strength by forging his ''own'' empire to protect the land in the event of Walhart invading. However, while he started out with noble intentions, he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope couldn't keep his ambition in check]], [[AmbitionIsEvil became a slave to it]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate and ended up as exactly the same kind of tyrant Walhart was]]. [[spoiler:In his supports, he tries to seek atonement but ultimately believes that he's crossed so many lines that he just can't go back]].
11th Jul '16 10:39:22 AM TheLearnedSoldier
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* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' is a case of counteracting the damaging influence of White Man's Burden... [[BrokenAesop from the point of view of a]] MightyWhitey.

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* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' Inverted in that the movie is a case of counteracting the damaging influence of White Man's Burden... [[BrokenAesop from the point of view of a]] MightyWhitey.Burden.
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