Saturday, March 14, 2009

White Man's Burden

The movie, Babel, tells its viewers an essential aspect of humankind that has always been ignored, underrated and disregarded: communication.

To relate it in my learnings, it could be recalled that the colonizers coined a term “The White Man’s Burden,” a term referring to the “responsibility” of the Whites to educate the Blacks because of their being backward in lifestyle, ideology, technology and basically the very African Culture. I think that this has always been the problem with the Americans. They think so straightforward and assuming that sometimes they cross beyond the limitations of the other cultures. Boosted with their ego, they think that they are superior more than any other culture or race here on Earth. They think that, there’s always an easy alternative to just get what they want neglecting the sensibility of their recipients. When colonizers invaded Africa, they may had thought that doing such could help Africa in a sense, sadly, it didn’t. It only made the things more complicated for these natives. Poor them. They were trapped in a cobweb that has no assurance or guarantee that these colonizers can bring the harmony in living and in life.


  1. Yes, I agree. I'm thinking that even before, White people has always been a proud race, claiming responsible in educating other races.

  2. Pamila L. ChowdhuryApril 30, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    theres always a leader in each course. there's always someone who'll take the responsibility.

  3. Denise StevensonMay 3, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    ..And that would be the white people?

  4. yes, i believe so. the whites are always "claiming" that its their "responsibility" to save the world.

  5. The whites are very ambitious people with good intentions of making the world a better place. Though at times, they are out of control. Look at Iraq.