nullQuestion for Miss Teen South Carolina: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the United States on a world map. Why do you think this is?”

A video of the answer is here, but somebody was brave enough to venture to transcribe it as well:

“I personally believe the U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh…people out there in our nation don’t have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and…I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., err, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our…”

It’s safe to assume that Miss Teen South Carolina is one of those one-fifth of Americans who can’t find the U.S. on a world map — but to look on the bright side, the other 60% can.


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