Re: How come AI models are such racist, sexist homophobes
"In poorer societies the leaders aren't necessarily looking for riches, maybe more influence, respect etc."
The universal factor you're seeking is POWER: influence, IOW, the ability to get one's way. In richer docieties, money's the meal ticket. In poorer places, it may be social influence, but the justification is the same and goes to the same Law of the Jungle instinct.