Politically-Challenged: Texas Tech Edition

  • Published on Oct 28, 2014
  • Texas Tech's new student political organization PoliTech goes to campus to see how much our students know about their nation's politics! You might be surprised.

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  • Tyler Wickwire
    Tyler Wickwire 9 days ago

    I don't even know what a snookie is. But thankfully these idiots told me.

  • Lenady Hermosas
    Lenady Hermosas 14 days ago

    Just to name one Herbie Hancock's signature is on the Declaration of Independence

  • Razor
    Razor 2 months ago

    How the hell are you this fucking dumb. Like I know they picked the worst ones but still, damn

  • just a person
    just a person 2 months ago

    That was terrifying

  • Larry Jones
    Larry Jones 3 months ago

    This is fucking sad.

  • matthew walkemar
    matthew walkemar 3 months ago

    As a history major I feel I’m going to be homeless.

  • George R
    George R 3 months ago

    They not only don't know, they don't CARE that they don't know

  • not today human
    not today human 4 months ago

    My left ear enjoyed this

  • Mike Richardson
    Mike Richardson 4 months ago

    I blame the education system for this
    Teachers should have taken up all cell phones at the beginning of classes

  • Joshua Salmon
    Joshua Salmon 4 months ago

    You’re at Texas tech what do you expect ? Legit the school where the dumb kids go to party in the middle of no where ...

  • Brandon DeFrenchi
    Brandon DeFrenchi 4 months ago

    These are some of the most uneducated college kids I've seen. You can bet most if not all of these kids voted for Joe Biden and Obama and couldn't even tell you his name, complete ignorance.

  • PlanetRockJesus
    PlanetRockJesus 5 months ago

    This is really sad.

  • Logan Bartolozzi
    Logan Bartolozzi 5 months ago

    Everybody in Texas is this dumb.

  • Larry Erwin
    Larry Erwin 6 months ago

    They attend what college? Is tuition free there?

  • 50 Pesos
    50 Pesos 6 months ago

    I asked students (university aged) where I teach in a foreign country the same questions and the knew ALL the answers.

  • The Elusive Pig Dog
    The Elusive Pig Dog 7 months ago

    It's fake...

  • Trolls Suck
    Trolls Suck 8 months ago

    ........and who cares if we fly the Confederate flag? Blacks and whites have no clue what it is, what war it was from or who even fought in it. The flag will probably be the United States' official flag in 30 years due to the simple......"I don't know" people of the country.

  • likaboss7654
    likaboss7654 8 months ago +1

    I’m embarrassed to be an American jesus

  • THEanovah
    THEanovah 8 months ago

    What's more amazing is not their lack of knowledge, but lack of shame. They are indeed ignorant and proud!

  • Alfred F. Jones World Hero

    Wow how very sad

  • Erik
    Erik 8 months ago

    Who passed these kids in high school and gave them a diploma??? What's Jersey Shore?

  • Cringe Crewism 101
    Cringe Crewism 101 9 months ago

    When an African American says that the confederates won the civil war.


  • Prossassin01
    Prossassin01 9 months ago

    Was I the only one who paid any attention in class? I don't see a bright future for this country if people like this are going to lead it...

  • Rick Morrow
    Rick Morrow 9 months ago

    What a disgrace!

  • MrTeotwawki
    MrTeotwawki 9 months ago

    Collage is a moron ripoff factory, get a loan to last a life time and work at wall mart

  • Austin Madore
    Austin Madore 9 months ago +1

    Haha losers I didn't have one ounce of college and i can answer all them questions.. smh

  • frank Mo
    frank Mo 9 months ago


  • Joey D
    Joey D 9 months ago +1

    It looks like the dumbest people in the world go to Texas.

    • Joey D
      Joey D 8 months ago

      +Dahoss You're right. I didn't mean to pick on Texas only. This wave of anti-intellectualism among our youth is prevalent throughout our great country.

    • Dahoss
      Dahoss 8 months ago +1

      Actually you can find tons of these same types of videos on USclip from all over the country. Today's young college students who tend to lean left early in life claim to be far more educated then those who lean right when in fact, that is obviously far from the truth.

  • Ryan
    Ryan 9 months ago

    Their majors are pointless though?! I think they just want to make their parents proud, ok I understand.

  • Kronickillness Nikolaos
    Kronickillness Nikolaos 10 months ago

    i can't go on. 2 min of this and I'm out ffs how are ppl this fuckin dumb?! In college fr omg

  • William Savickas
    William Savickas 10 months ago

    Are you kidding me?? Living in our country and could be leaders of our country and dumb as a box of rocks!!!! Omg why am I not surprised

  • Neil  Anderson
    Neil Anderson 10 months ago

    Wait till the loans are due.

  • Chris Wright
    Chris Wright 11 months ago

    Our future everybody!

  • Elvis Williams
    Elvis Williams 11 months ago

    I'm relieved to see that it was a shared ignorance between white and black. If it were only blacks, I can imagine the mass stereotyping most of those very same whites would engage in about blacks as a whole. However, it seemed both sides did know more about pop culture than anything else. "Weaker and wiser", huh?

  • Jane Margolis
    Jane Margolis 11 months ago


  • karl vonharringa
    karl vonharringa 11 months ago

    What this video shows is NOT a lack of intelligence or "dumb people" as many of the comments suggest, to me, it shows that most students don't have a willingness to want to learn these things, or when they did learn it, quickly forgot it. The question is why? Knowledge can be retained if a person has a willingness to learn. If learning is actually taught in a way that's exciting to learn and not taught in a way that induces stress then you might see/hear a greater part of the population that knows these things. The way the school system works causes stress which inhibits learning. Think about it, your body goes into fight or flight mode because of a homework assignment that's due, etc. Do you really think you'll learn better in that type of environment? I will say this, some people have a greater desire to learn that they often bypass any stress involved, but others not so much.
    What the video also shows is that people take more interest in Celebrities and who they are dating, and what they are doing because to them that's exciting to hear, there wasn't any stress involved with learning that information, just like there's no stress in memorizing all your favorite teams names and stats, or memorizing songs, etc. These are the things people can go to, to relax and enjoy not being stressed by things such as school. I'm not suggesting looking into celebrities lives is a healthy thing, that a whole other topic.
    Secondly the question to ask is how important is it to know these things? History is important to know in some aspects. To learn how things happened in the past may help to avoid future events from repeating, but another thing to consider is history is not always entirely accurate and with any history book it should be taken with a grain of salt. Just look at today's world, there is so much misinformation and lies out there on the internet, any future generation might have a very difficult time determining what was really true or not.
    Just because you knew the North won the civil war does not indicate intelligence, but rather at the time you had a greater interest to learn that part of history than others. Intelligence is measured in many different ways. Maybe, you feel smarter knowing that piece of information, good for you. This is the problem with quizzing in schools, it teaches kids an idea of what intellgeicne is. You quiz students on some information, (whether that information is relevant or not for that person, and when they get all the answers right they are rewarded with an A+, now everyone knows that student must be smart. Then when asked a question they can proudly state they know the answer.

  • newstart49
    newstart49 11 months ago

    The Russians.

  • B Baron
    B Baron 11 months ago

    The people in Canada and Western European countries know more about US history then this nation of pathetically idiot millennials. These people are an embarrassment and an example of the failed US school system. Do they not teach history in schools anymore? Obviously not !

  • HPB
    HPB 11 months ago

    Silk purses for everyone!

  • deanna smith
    deanna smith 11 months ago

    When I hear any BS about how teachers do not get paid enough or we should honor and respect them I just laugh. I honestly do not know what kids do in school. If you read commends under articles and videos people no longer have a basic fourth-grade level of grammar. This is your public school system at work. Great job teachers!

  • David Turco
    David Turco 11 months ago

    But the good news is they love Hillary and hate Trump based on....?

  • Donovan Phillips
    Donovan Phillips 11 months ago

    This makes me lose faith in humanity, because they know about celebrities but not their country's history.

  • blackierr1
    blackierr1 Year ago

    Remove the liberal agenda from our public schools (Elementary, Jr High and High Schools), and you'll see things like this disappear.

  • fam&cbm
    fam&cbm Year ago

    Very sad that these kids know nothing about our country, but know a lot about celebrities.

  • theperfectionist
    theperfectionist Year ago

    Calm down everyone; not all Americans are like that. These are cherry picked to make it seem like Americans are ignorant of their own history. I am certain that college-educated Americans have a decent grasp on American politics/history.

  • Jitzy
    Jitzy Year ago

    Reporter: What does Y-O-U A-R-E I-D-I-O-T-S spell?
    Student: Uh, How are you today?
    Reporter: Exactly

  • Victors Casas
    Victors Casas Year ago

    PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE?!?!?!?! COME ON..................please?

  • Bob Van Wagner
    Bob Van Wagner Year ago

    This video was made one week before the US National Election of 2018 Gregorian. In that election Hillary Clinton lost, bigly. It is a truly sad video, hard to watch. Tragic. Such tripe, such crap fills their minds. And these are Texas's best? Wow. So fortunate are we all that Hillary, the queen of nothingness, lost.
    ht: Joe Jarvis at The Daily Bell, "7 Reasons to Shut Down Public Schools Immediately and Permanently" February 22, 2018, via ZeroHedge

  • nmelkhunter1
    nmelkhunter1 Year ago

    Fake news. Hopefully it is anyway.

  • javadude54
    javadude54 Year ago

    It was Texas. She should have asked "who won the war of Northern Aggression?"

  • Bat Man
    Bat Man Year ago

    I didn’t know that last part about Brad pitt

  • Mary Brinn
    Mary Brinn Year ago

    This would be funny if our country wasn't at stake. If this is truly the future of the USA, we are in big trouble.

  • Brian Howarth
    Brian Howarth Year ago

    And yet they proudly support Democrats.

  • LJ Prep
    LJ Prep Year ago

    God help us. It's that way around the country in and out of Universities. The good news is that as soon as next year, the schools and Unis are going to start getting better. Conservatives are back en masse and they're starting to chew lib tail.

  • John Henderson
    John Henderson Year ago

    How did this people get accepted to college?

  • Nikola Stefanovski

    A tech college and yet not one of them mentioned a STEM major...

      KEVIN IRVIN.I Year ago

      Because it's a 35,000 students population and they asked like some random students. Your point?

  • 20RainMaker
    20RainMaker Year ago

    Dumb conservative hicks from Deep Tejas

  • Marc Weiner
    Marc Weiner Year ago

    It's sad because as a high school student I know the answer to all the questions, minus the pop culture ones (the unimportant ones...)

  • Logan Sundberg
    Logan Sundberg Year ago

    Tech just party’s we don’t know shit

  • Corey Schulz
    Corey Schulz Year ago


  • Vladimir Timofeev

    I knew the answers to every question except the celebrity ones and I'm not even American.

  • Marylou Groll
    Marylou Groll Year ago

    Shame on our educational system.....

  • Brandon White
    Brandon White Year ago

    I hate this generation and i'm part of it. I do not associate with it tho

  • Atreides
    Atreides Year ago

    The fact you waited for her to say the North rather than the Union shows that you don't know that much yourself.

  • AijaBear
    AijaBear Year ago

    If this is not the the most obvious example of crowd control I don't know what is. If know one knows what is happening in the government and our country no one will care or protest and they can do what ever they want with no worry. It's sick.

  • Brad Morrison
    Brad Morrison Year ago

    That girl 2:39 used to make fun of my all the time in school, glad to see she turned out to be a dumb ass lol

  • Brad Morrison
    Brad Morrison Year ago

    Not surprised these stupid ass kids can’t answer. They go to the most incompetent university in Texas

  • Iver C. Osborn
    Iver C. Osborn Year ago

    Hahaha. Godd damnit. We are all fucked. I'm the same age. I'm a plumber. I helped vote Trump in. These kids are a hilarious disgrace. Can we put this on fox news?! Please.

  • Captain Neckbeard

    If someone asked me who won the civil war, I would have answered, "Parliment."

  • Gena Lewis
    Gena Lewis Year ago


  • Icy Rhodes
    Icy Rhodes Year ago

    Helloooooo left ear

  • CautiousAphid
    CautiousAphid Year ago

    My left ear really enjoyed this video

  • joey patton
    joey patton Year ago

    How are these students eligible for college? How were they admitted? Do they get financial aid? If they do, this is literally a waste of fucking resources.

  • rebel mamma Anderson

    No wonder Trump got voted in. Jeez.

  • Owen Evans
    Owen Evans Year ago

    Dumb cunts, I know more about US history than them and I'm British.

  • Henry Boesch
    Henry Boesch Year ago

    You were saying she was wrong when she said the union and then right when she said the north. That's the same thing. It's actually a better answer because it's the real name

  • verxintRising
    verxintRising Year ago

    Usually I'm skeptical of these videos because you can always cut out the people who know it...
    But this is basic, fundamental things. There's no excuse for anyone whos been through high school to not know some of these things, let alone all of them.

  • Linda Honeycutt
    Linda Honeycutt Year ago

    A mind is a terrible thing..............

  • Juan Betancourt
    Juan Betancourt Year ago +1

    This Is Staged??

  • Holly Squires
    Holly Squires Year ago

    I wanna die.

  • Queen of Bantz
    Queen of Bantz Year ago

    who is our vise president... that chick started out with John... I'd have shit myself if she said Cena

  • Hippy Mike
    Hippy Mike Year ago

    You have got to be kidding me and I said that politely.

  • Gideon Hail
    Gideon Hail Year ago +1

    This is terrible, I know these question and I'm in highschool.

  • sammetrical21
    sammetrical21 Year ago

    this can't be real

  • ohmydear
    ohmydear Year ago

    I go to Texas Tech and if I was asked these questions I would have gotten every single one right lmao

  • heyitsyogirlb
    heyitsyogirlb Year ago


  • Undead
    Undead Year ago +1

    I am very afraid for college. Not because of the hand-numbing writing assignments, but I'll be surrounded by some of these people.

  • Pontiac Maniac
    Pontiac Maniac Year ago

    Party in the USA, more like. Idiots in the USA. HAH.

  • Eva Stood
    Eva Stood Year ago

    The illuminati is the cause for all of this

  • All Alone
    All Alone Year ago +1

    "We did"

  • Johnjames Bloom
    Johnjames Bloom Year ago

    Who won the Civil War? Legally, the Union. Culturally, the Civil War isn't over!

  • Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson Year ago +1

    But... but I thought Captain America won the Civil War!

  • fermin benedetti
    fermin benedetti Year ago

    Well, their parents might as well have flushed the 60K tuition down the toilet, or donated the money to kids that really need a higher education. lol

  • Darth Utah 66
    Darth Utah 66 Year ago

    #5 was the only question I didn't know

  • skul flamz
    skul flamz Year ago

    Come on… this isn't real

  • Xephn Etinos
    Xephn Etinos Year ago

    I could answer all of these

  • Kab Loom
    Kab Loom Year ago

    I barely watched this, I can't believe these people are living in the same planet as us, I don't know much about the US, but this is common knowledge, that's very sad.

  • Night Falls
    Night Falls Year ago

    It makes me happy that the only one I didn't know was the pointless pop culture question about Jennifer Aniston.

  • Luis Davila
    Luis Davila 2 years ago

    Everything's bigger in Texas,even our idiots

  • A8HBU
    A8HBU 2 years ago

    Yet we're supposed to listen to people like this when they say they know what's best for us and our country?