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Reality Check-Summary of the World

Nov 02, 1996 10:04 AM
by kymsmith

Just received this in my mail. Perhaps some of you have already seen this. .
.for those of you who haven't. . .'tis interesting.

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 18:39:47 -0800 (PST)
>From: Barnum Watkins <>
>Subject: Reality Check-Summary of the World
>A Summary of the World
>If we could, at this time, 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 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western
>Hemisphere (North and South) and 8 Africans.
>70 would be non-white, 30 white
>70 would be non-Christian, 30 Christian
>50% of the entire world wealth would be in the hands of only 6
>people.  All 6 would be citizens of the US.
>70 would be unable to read
>50 would suffer from malnutrition
>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.


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