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America Is Not the Greatest Country In the World.

America is not the greatest country in the world.

It still sounds almost blasphemous to write those words. I was raised in Texas, and questioning American superiority was not only unpatriotic, it was downright un-American.

Putting America on a pedestal and glorifying “American values” shaped the way I viewed history growing up. Sure there were some bad…

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Husband and father of two. Entrepreneur and investor in Austin, TX. Interests include racial justice, startups, adoption, tech, design, space exploration.

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Jason Ford

Jason Ford

Husband and father of two. Entrepreneur and investor in Austin, TX. Interests include racial justice, startups, adoption, tech, design, space exploration.

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