Proof That Americans Have Absolutely No Clue About Africa

The World Cup is in full swing, giving Americans a singular event to rivet with other countries and consternation what life contingency be like opposite a oceans that apart us. And not usually have a general games given us an event to watch sparkling games while celebration in bars and impassivity over attractive athletes, they have also shined a unequivocally special spotlight on how small we know about other tools of a world, quite Africa.

This week, after a United States’ astonishing feat over Ghana, Delta Airlines sent out a tweet that fitting a concept SMH.

delta tweet

The company’s twitter gathering home one transparent point: we know zero about Africa, even yet we consider we do.

Maybe it’s since a initial introduction to a continent as children done us consider it was like this:

Whatever a reason, we don’t know what we’re articulate about, and we infer it to ourselves daily.

For example, remember when people confused Morgan Freeman for Nelson Mandela after his death?

morgan freeman nelson mandela

nelson mandela morgan freeman

Or how about a fact that many people consider all of Africa looks like this?

african savannah

When really, some places demeanour like this.


For some reason, we can’t know how people in African countries could presumably be examination a World Cup on a same inclination and radio screens we’re regulating in a west.

And of march we butcher African names any possibility we get.

Oh hey, remember that time Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra. We’re articulate about Cleopatra a black of Egypt. You know that nation Egypt, a one that’s in Africa?

cleopatra elizabeth taylor

And let’s not forget how a stately Internet has made a perspective of what life contingency be like in Africa. For example, dual of a many renouned images are a absurd child memes of a “Skeptical African Kid” and “African Kids Dancing.”

skeptical african child meme

dancing african kids meme

Or how about a fact that people — including celebrities — don’t even know that Africa is a CONTINENT, not a country.

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We’ll only let Miss South Carolina of a Miss Teen USA 2007 move this one home.

In short, we have a lot to learn about a world. But we positively have a lot to learn about Africa and we unequivocally should start operative on that.

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