Re-blogged from: Racism is White Supremacy
“It was no surprise to learn that European mapmakers — as far back as the 16th century – DELIBERATELY reduced the size of the African continent, but I had no idea by how much until I compared the maps below.
Map A (updated in 2013?) shows Europe and Africa as roughly the same size while North America is larger than both. This is FALSE.The composite map below (Map B) is not 100% accurate — for example, all of China does not fit inside Africa – but it is more accurate when comparing the size of the African continent to Europe and the United States.
This is just ONE more piece of evidence that:
1) we live under a system of white supremacy/black inferiority — even when it comes to making maps.
2) the system of white supremacy relies on LIES, DISTORTIONS, AND DECEPTION to minimize, marginalize, and inferiorize African people, even to the extent of making it appear that the African continent is much smaller than it actually is.
3) referring to Africa as the “Third World” is another…”; Read full article on authors site