Welcoming city’ resolution clears committee vote in Winston-Salem

“There are a lot of people in this country that make it what it is,” said Adams, who is black. “My ancestors made it what it is. If we want to go there, I can go there. Because if this country wasn’t built on all of our ancestors — the Irish, the English, the Germans, the Africans, the French, the Portuguese — this country was built with many quilt colors, many differences. But the differences isn’t what’s supposed to be dividing us. This country is a country that opens its arms. And I’m sorry that some of us feel feel like now is the time that we’re supposed to start creating walls and barriers to the people who perform services in our community every day that make our lives easier.”