The PC Global Village People
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 93 15:25:21 PDT
Subject: The PC Global Village People
From: Lisa Theobald <email@example.com>
If we could at this time shrink the earth's population to a
village of precisely 100 with all existing human ratios remaining
the same, it would look like this:
There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western
Hemisphere (North & South America), and 8 Africans. Seventy
would be non-white, 30 white. Seventy would be non-Christian, 30
Christian. Fifty percent of the entire world wealth would be in
the hands of only 6 people, and all 6 would be citizens of the
United States. Seventy would be unable to read, 50 would suffer
from malnutrition, and 80 would live in sub-standard housing.
Only 1 would have a college education.
When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed
perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding
becomes glaringly apparent.
© 1993 Peter Langston