A WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD
If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:
There would be 60 Asians, 13 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South), and 12 Africans.
51 would be female; 49 would be male.
70 would be brown; 17 would be white; 13 would be black.
19 would be Catholic Christians; 15 would be other Christians.
18 would be Muslim.
13 would be Hindu.
6 would be Buddhist.
3 would practice Chinese traditional and/or Confucian religions.
2 would practice tribal religion.
3 would represent all the other religions of the world.
50% of the entire world's weath would be in the hands of only 6 people...and all 6 would be citizens of the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing.
25 would use unsafe drinking water.
36 would have no toilet facilities
70 would be unable to read.
50 would suffer from malnutrition.
1 would be near death, 1 would be near birth.
Only 1 would have a college education.
No one would own a computer.
When one considers our world from such an incredible compressed perspective, the need for knowledge, tolerance, and understanding becomes glaringly apparent.
From Cynthia Kelly
, director of Multicultural Education and Diversity in the Minneapolis Public School District.
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