I've never been very impressed with the focus on western history in world history classes. Even the world history book I'm using leave something to be desired because of its focus on Western history. (Admittedly, it's much better than a lot of books I've seen since it does make an effort to cover the entire world. It just goes into much more detail about Europe in comparison to the rest of the world.)
This is not to say that I'm a proponent of promoting diversity in history. It is a simple historical fact that a vast majority of the movers and shakers in history have been men. Outside Africa and recent history in the Western Hemisphere, blacks haven't had much of a global impact. If you want to study women and minorities, I suggest learning about daily life. That can give a broader picture of what people's lives really were like since most people, men or women, or whatever else, didn't do much worth the writing.
I've been reading about the history of Central Asia again. In world history courses and textbooks, Central Asia usually gets its only mention in relation to the Mongols, and even that is a rather cursory glance. Many people don't realize that the largest empire in history was the Mongol Empire. It is a fascinating time in history, but since the Mongols didn't penetrate very far into Europe, we in the West just don't hear much about them.
There are other gaping holes regarding Central Asia. Mostly it is portrayed as a vast steppe with roaming nomads who took it into their heads every so often to go out and slaughter lots of people. There is rarely any mention of the Moghuls, the sedentary lifestyle of many of the people, the great rivers, the origins of the different people there, or anything like that. But you do hear plenty about various European tribes.
So, here's a link to some Central Asian history. It really is a fascinating place. And reading about it will have to do for me till we can do some traveling around here.