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TexasTiger08
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re: The Eyes of Texas is dead
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Todays students should be able to have a say in UT traditions just as those in the past.


Of course they should. But living alums should have a say as well. Your time in college comes to an end, but you are tied to that place forever. Countless alums attend events, donate, wear gear (which is advertising), and speak of their school.

Universities should not cater only to the students currently walking the halls. They, too, will eventually be gone. Then what? If we just applied your logic, traditions would never exist because student bodies would constantly change things.


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alajones
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re: The Eyes of Texas is dead
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What exactly is supposed to be wrong with the song?
. It’s got extremely loose “connections” to General Lee and “I’ve been working on the Railroad” (which has microscopic racist overtones), and people used to wear blackface and sing it.

None of this has anything to do with the current use of the song.

Legitimately well intended people who don’t do their own research and just believe what someone else says in their own echo chamber are “making a stand”


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H-Town Tiger
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re: The Eyes of Texas is dead
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Todays students should be able to have a say in UT traditions just as those in the past.


they could have a say by creating new traditions not cancelling everything from the past because it doesn't meet some Neo-puritanical standard. The song it self isn't racist, someone just did research on the origins and decided to get angry about it. The minimum wage was first passed to price out cheaper black labor, the song doesn't have the same meaning today as it did in 1889
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Mithridates6
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re: The Eyes of Texas is dead
If you have to look up things to be offended by, you're probably not oppressed. Jmo


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: The Eyes of Texas is dead
If you have to explain to 98% of the population why a song is racist, it's not racist.

There's some SJW nerd on Twitter who researched and discovered the song was once used in minstrel shows and opened up the reactionaries to do what they do best...react and create an issue out of nothing.
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geauxpurple
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re: The Eyes of Texas is dead
When is "Dixieland Delight" going to be banned at Alabama. Or does the fact that they chant F-LSU to it make it socially acceptable. Not that I care, because I don't.


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JodyPlauche
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re: The Eyes of Texas is dead
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FSUs tomahawk chop.


Never...nothing more American than sitting on Injuns.


Jcorye1
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Never...nothing more American than sitting on Injuns.



Gotta love when people don't even do an ounce of research. The Seminoles have endorsed FSU, helped them create a more realistic mascot, ect ect. To brazenly put pure ignorance on display like this is shameful.


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the LSUSaint
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ElderTiger
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re: The Eyes of Texas is dead
If this is a glimpse of what is ahead, then life as we know it is in for a big change.


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