Food For Thought

Imagine a room with 100 people, representing the people of the world. If the proportions are done right, then ...

57 would be Asian
21 would be European
14 would be from the Americas
8 would be African
70 would be non-white
70 would be non-Christian
6 would control half of the wealth of the group
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
80 would live in substandard housing
1 would have a college education
70 would never have placed or received a telephone call

Source: David Robinson, Council of Latin Americanist Geographers, January 1997

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