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Jahoda insists that the European racist perceptions of the newly discovered cultures shaped their images of the Aboriginals as ‘savages’ that were culturally inferior to Europeans. These perceptions were very convenient for the Europeans, according to Jahoda, because even in the 19th century, the Aboriginals were presented as children who needed paternalistic protection, i.e. the Europeans could use this idea as a moral justification for the perpetuation of their settlement and colonization of t...