His moving speech Saturday (the last six minutes are the most poignant) is something that everyone should take a moment to listen to and contemplate:
“I’m of mixed race and I represent America. My story is America’s story. All our ancestors, unless we’re American Indian, came from another country, another culture. Football is a microcosm of America. All races, religions and creeds, living, playing, competing, side-by-side …
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“America is the land of opportunity — let’s not slam the door on those who may look or sound different than us. Rather, let’s open it wide for those who believe in themselves that anything is possible and are willing to compete and take whatever risks are necessary to work hard to succeed.”
Residents should take note of Tomlinson’s speech as we tackle issues like the Senate Bill 4 lawsuit and the racial tensions boiling up in our city.
Tomlinson’s words echo what “The Fort Worth Way” should mean.