Shrink the Earth

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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:

  57 Asians

  21 Europeans

  14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south

  8 Africans

  52 would be female

  48 would be male

  70 would be non-white

  30 would be white

  70 would be non-Christian

  30 would be Christian

  89 would be heterosexual

  11 would be homosexual

  6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.

  80 would live in substandard housing

  70 would be unable to read

  50 would suffer from malnutrition

  1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth

  1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education

  1 would own a computer

  When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

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