A white saviour is a white person who acts to help non-white people, but in a context which can is self-serving. Sending unskilled volunteers to countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia in order to build houses or enact Western solutions without consultation is an example of white saviorism. This can cause serious harm to communities around the world.
The White-Saviour Industrial Complex: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/
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