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Maybe it's because maps are racist.
Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion
A district will drop the Mercator projection, which physically diminished Africa and South America, for the Peters, which cut the developed world down to size
The German historian Arno Peters published his projection in 1974. It matches work by a Scottish 19th-century mapmaker, James Gall, and is also known as the Gall-Peters projection. It is an “equal-area” map, distorting the shape of countries as a two-dimensional visualization of a three-dimensional globe but accurately scaling surface areas.