Controversial Cartography

We hope you've had a moment or two to click your way through our interactive map feature, Wanderlust. That in mind, we just noticed that Mental Floss posted an awesome, anti-colonial rejoinder to it back on Friday (though it wasn't necessarily a direct response). Its controversial maps-the one with only 38 states, the one where Greenland is the same size as Africa, and the one where the Chinese got here first-reveal the ways that design can either uphold or challenge a racist narrative, as well as the ways that maps can deceive themselves.