Him: Can’t we all get along?
Me: Yes but the institutions that run this country are still controlled by White, Cisgender, Upper class, Males.
I don’t know whether you’re American or not.. but… Obama?
I’m Chicano. And just because we…
You seem to under the delusion that the President of America can just do whatever he wants; point a magic wand at racism and the problems gone. A majority of Congress have to agree with what Obama wants in order for a bill to pass. And guess who’s holding all those world-changing bills up?
A majority of Congress are white (359 out of 535 113th Congress, 67%), and being upper class they probably have the prejudice of racism as most of the upper class do (this is a world wide phenomenon, but it’s a general rule). Almost every member of congress claim to be cisgender; going by statistics this is probably untrue, which means that some of congress are lying (this is however to save themselves from the prejudice of homophobes, but if they can lie about their sexuality then they can lie about other things). Another large majority claim to believe in God, again statistics show that there are those who are lying to save face from haters, but also means that they can lie about some very big things just to be popular. This just shows that a proportion of congress are prone to lying to ‘get to the top’ even if it means going against their identities. And lets not kid ourselves, a lot of congress are upper class and clearly don’t give a diddily-squat for anyone else (we’re just ‘poor people’ to them). There are also 362 men in congress to 76 women (even though there are more women than men in America) and this shows blatant misrepresentation.
We haven’t even touched Senate! In the 112th Senate only 4 members of 100 weren’t white. 4! (Hispanic 2, Asian 2). I would go on, but I won’t.
Obama isn’t one of the most influential men in the world, he’s just a face for one of the most influential businesses in the world, The American Political System. Yes, more god bills are passed because of Obama, but only if they can reach him, and boy they do make it hard for them to reach him.