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-- there would be 57 Asians, 21 Euopeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south, and 8 Africans;

-- 52 would be female and 48 male, 70 nonwhite and 30 white, 70 non-Christian and 30 Christian;

-- 6 of the 100 people would own 59% of all the wealth in the world and all 6 would be from the United States;

-- 80 of the 100 would live in substandard housing,

-- 70 would be unable to read, 50 would suffer from malnutrition;

-- one would have a college education.

This not only gives new meaning to the concept of a small world, it also gives a sense of your importance in it and to it as you officially join an elite within the globe -- the community of educated women and men. As you go forward from this place, I hope that you will do well, but I also hope that you will do good.

More than half a century ago last month, in April, 1945, the West Indies National Council issued an appeal to the founding conference of the United Nations.

On behalf of "the Caribbean peoples" they asked for "the adoption at last of those democratic principles and the establishment of effective means of enforcement which will enable them to realize their long-sought goal and inalienable human rights to freedom, security, and self-government with all the


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