Nicked and edited from Education, Vol 120, #4:
A Global Village
A few things to put your life in perspective, and hopefully inspire acceptance, understanding and education...
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:
There would be
14 from the Western Hemisphere (including both North and South America
30 white people
70 non-white people
80 people would live in substandard housing.
50 people would suffer from malnutrition.
1 would be near death.
1 would be near birth.
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth.
All 6 of those people would be from the United States.
70 people would be unable to read.
1 -- only one -- would have a college education.
1 would own a computer.