I am trying to say that because the powerful keep making themselves more powerful, it is hard for powerless to rise above their powerlessness. This is HOW I originally wrote it:
Those with power use it to benefit them and make themselves more powerful; whereas, those without power have a hard time rising above their powerlessness.
I want to replace "whereas" with "due to which" (because what I have written after "whereas" is the result of what I have written BEFORE "whereas") but it doesn't make sense to use "which".
I hope my question is not too confusing. I am just looking for a grammatically correct way of writing down my thought.