My goodness. Are ordinary Americans so inward looking and un-exposed to the rest of the world, especially Asia?
The shooter was Blur Like Sotong.
Singaporeans don't have this problem. From child hood, we mix with others.
Many Americans regards Asians are either Chinese or Japanese. Some think Singapore is in China because they meet Singaporean Chinese, and they are surprised that Singaporeans write good English and sometimes spell better than them.
They know China because things are made in China. They know Japan because Japan bombed them before. Some of them never heard of other eastern nations.
I can't tell between a Hong Kongner and Singaporean, Thai & Laos or Cambodia, Pakistani & Indian, and many more from Asia alone. How about Danish and Swiss, Egyptian and Turkish....I travel around the world for a living, how about those that didn't get a chance to travel out of their country? To them all white are from (the only country they know) same apply to the African, Asian, Hispanic etc
Nothing wrong for not knowing where a country is as there are hundreds of countries around. Watch the Olympics and you will see many countries that you never even heard before.
I don't blame people for not knowing where Singapore is as we are such a small
Country with nothing to shout about. I will be surprise if one doesn't heard about USA.