Raven Symone’s Geography Fail Has Her Trending For The Wrong Reasons

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Raven Symone Source: Tommaso Boddi / Getty
Africa is a continent consisting of over 50 countries. That much can be gleaned via a cursory glance in any encyclopedia or even the dreaded Wikipedia search. In a recent interview with E!, the actress and musician was the victim of a bit of a faux pas when revisiting her statements to Oprah about not being African-American.

“I never said I was black, I said I wasn’t African-American,” Symone told Alicia Quarles of E!. “To me that’s a difference. Thank you to Acestry.com for sending me my DNA test… I am from every continent in Africa except for one. And I am from every continent in Europe except for one. For the last 400 years, my family has been living in Virginia. How long do you have to live in one country before you’re that?”

The statements refer to an October 2014 interview…

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