There’s nothing like a map to help explain the world. But some maps do a better job of it than others. Which is why Boston’s public schools have adopted new world maps for some of their classrooms. And, the district claims that it’s the first public school system nationwide to make the switch.
Other distortions inherent in the Mercator Projection display a kind of territorial superiority. Simply put, predominantly-white countries are huge seeming, while nonwhite-majority countries are rather small, in comparison.
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