7.03.2008

Perspective

If we can shrink the world's population to a village of only 100 people, keeping all existing ratios the same, that village would look like this:

there would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere -- north and south -- and 21 Africans;

52 would be female;

70 would be nonwhite and 30 white;

70 would be non-Christian and 30 would be Christian.

6 of the 100 people would own 59% of all the wealth in the world, and all 6 of those people would be from the United States.

80 of the 100 people would live in substandard housing.

70 would be unable to read and write.

50 would suffer from malnutrition.

1 would have a college education.

Julian Bond
N.A.A.C.P. chairman
The New York Times: May 29, 2000

2 comments:

sarah said...

This is amazing. And wow.
Did I mention that I'm sorry? And that I love you? And that I miss you? And I really hope we can be friends again? Well, I am, and I do, and I do, and I do. So much.

mindy said...

Wow, this is kind of crazy. And depressing.