I still think you might be reading too much into it. Even if the things you mentioned are present, they are going to go way over the head of any child reading the book.
I agree that the manner of his portrayal is tasteless, but the fact that he is portrayed as being hostile at all isn't "racist" in and of itself.
I'll admit that I did miss the "their" part of the equation. However, even then, the simple act of educating someone on a certain way of life isn't "racist" in and of itself. If he were to start doing comparisons, and going out of his way to present the natives' way of life as being buffoonish and idiotic in comparison to his own, that would be where I drew the line in this regard.Image 2: Educating natives about their home country of Belgium.
He might very well do this later in the comic. It simply wasn't apparent in the snippet Hat posted.
Well, yes, but that is what pretty much always happens when one culture conquers another. I don't find the simple allusion to it to be particularly offensive.Power granted to the white educator, instructing black students, not about their culture, but of the hegemonic power.
It depends upon the presentation.
Like I said, that could an honor bestowed on any high status visitor. It depends upon the context.Image 3: White man experiencing the privilege of his culture over that of the colonized peoples.