Side point, I watched this historical documentation on drugs- how it manifested itself in societies. Interesting comment made by a historian is alcohol was first distilled by Europeans-vodka, scotch, etc fueled agression where as people in Africa and Latin America from the incas to Epytians favored drugs such as marijuana and alot of indigenous plants that fueled more introspection.
But I don't think our society would change radically if blacks and women iwere in charge because our culture and institutions and beliefs are so ingrained. Actually, too divergent thoughts are squashed and candidates have to bend to our expectations of them. For instance, France doesn't care who their President is sleeping with but for Purtain rooted reasons we as Americans need to see a seemingly happilly married President.
But it would be interesting to ponder if maybe Mary Madegline was accept as an equal with the other apostles- how would Christainity developed.
Or if John Adams listened to his wife Abagail's ideas and ideals about the status of women of women in America and included them in the Constitution. Maybe,seeing a women as an equal would negate the idea that women were property and the rampant sexual and physical abuse woman have sufferred would not occur.
Or maybe, listening to blacks about their equality and including it in the constitution would have averted the civil war and the racial tension that has been woven into the american fabric ever since.
But white men are not responsible for no peace. We all are.