Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Locating Medellin, Colombia on a map
Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss South Carolina contestant steals The Miss Teen USA with an eloquent and lucid answer to a very difficult question.
Question: Why 20% of Americans can't locate US on a map?
"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the US should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us."
POP QUIZ: Can you locate Medellin, Colombia on the map?
To be honest, I must admit the only reason I can locate the United States on a map is because that is what they taught us when I was in grammer school.