An earnest but often naïve person (typically educated and white) who wants reform through philanthropic or egalitarian means. e.g. wealth redistribution, social justice, welfare, third world immigration, adoption of "disadvantaged" children (usually non-white and from abroad), affirmative action and spending other peoples' money for good causes. See also white guilt. Do-gooders always mean well but may misinterpret opposing preferences to be racist, cold, intolerant or greedy. They genuinely want human development & positive environmental awareness, although the methods are a source of debate.

Do-Gooders can be either liberal/left or “social conservative” (as opposed to fiscal). For some, issues such as "ethnic diversity" & "multiculturalism" are a religious calling, but they generally don’t have the same burden for promoting it in countries apart from western ones - and don't feel that having a lack of ethnic diversity is a crime for any non-european countries (e.g. Japan). A few inherent contradictions may exist, such as the fact that literal "multiculturalism" would instead favor separation of ethnic or cultural groups to maintain “diversity”. Some subconsciously believe that decreasing the "european-descent" portion of the population pie is indicative of western progress.

Do-gooder methods do not always create the positive outcomes intended. The transfer of money from one group of people to another is usually the result.
"My aunt is always involved in some humanitarian project and she plans on adopting some foreign children. My boyfriend thinks she is a do-gooder”

"I can't believe how many do-gooders there are in this town who voted for more spending!"
by mocktwinkie February 05, 2010
(n.) A pesky pinko/wooly liberal more concerned with uber-censorship and helping everyone who the liberal media has tricked them into thinking needs help. This, naturally, means ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. See also ambulance chaser, annoying, feminazi, someone I want to rape (if hot chick) and kill
If you hate do-gooders, raise your hand (or vote for this definition, whatever floats your boat)
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 17, 2004
A minority.
I have never seen a do-gooder, except in wildlife documentaries.
by Comrade_Dmitri February 20, 2004
A dumbass who is usually very religious and/or obessed with the morals of other human beings, but refuses to stay out of other people's shit.
I wish that every do-gooder on the planet would learn to shut the hell up.
by Anonymous June 13, 2003

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