Hans Rosling, a professor of public health, in a presentation to the US State Department, marvels that the Western world is a generation behind in its understanding of the global situation, especially regarding the developing world.
My problem is that the worldview of my students corresponds to the reality in the world the year their teachers were born.
In Dr. Roslings words, “Their mindset does not match the data set.”
We have a world that cannot be looked upon as divided.
The world is converging.
We have completely misunderstood the HIV “epidemic.”
There is no such thing as an HIV epidemic in Africa...It's not war...It's not economy...Don't make it Africa. Don't make it a race issue. Make it a local issue and do (appropriate) preventative approaches.
See the video here Apparently, the video is not yet available on YouTube.
Dr. Rosling has made his data presentation software available for free at Gapminder.