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BowDownToLSU
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Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
Texas president Jay Hartzell has condemned reports of alumni attacking students-athletes who refused to sing "The Eyes of Texas," the school's traditional song, after football games. Hartzell said in a statement Tuesday that the "hateful views did not represent the Longhorn alumni or community." "Out of the many emails I received this fall, a very small number included comments that were truly abhorrent and hateful,"
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"I categorically reject them, and they bear no influence on any aspect of our decision-making."
Last June, student-athletes circulated a list of demands to the university, calling for racial change. One call was to replace "The Eyes of Texas," a song that has been criticized for having racist undertones. The Texas Tribune reported that alumni and donors had threatened to stop supporting the university financially unless Hartzell took a stronger stance to support the song. "'The Eyes of Texas' is non-negotiable," one graduate wrote in an email obtained by The Tribune. "If it is not kept and fully embraced, I will not be donating any additional money to athletics or the university or attending any events." Good job Jay but they coming for you now son


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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
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and they bear no influence on any aspect of our decision-making.


Yea ok gif


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Ingeniero
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
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and they bear no influence on any aspect of our decision-making


The rude comments, no. But them dolla bills, absolutely.


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Slingscode
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
Univ of Texas is a liberal sh*t hole. Would not send my kids there.



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CocomoLSU
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
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racist undertones

I'm so sick of "racist/racial undertones." Anything can have any undertones you want if you try hard enough. But society is out here ignoring shite with racial overtones so they can go after innocuous shite that they want to cancel for some pretend racist bull shite "undertones." Clown shite.


Mike da Tigah
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
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"The Eyes of Texas," a song that has been criticized for having racist undertones.



Ive heard it all my life, and I never in all that time heard it and thought about race. Not one single solitary time did that even cross my mind. I just heard it and thought how much I dislike UTx.

This is some fabricated NONSENSE that people with nothing constructive to do in their lives use to obsess about stuff in the lives to give it meaning. It’s childish, and it speaks to how much free time they have on their hands, and very little to no real stress.

Want some stress? I have some I can donate for you to obsess over instead.






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go_tigres
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
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I'm so sick of "racist/racial undertones." Anything can have any undertones you want if you try hard enough. But society is out here ignoring shite with racial overtones so they can go after innocuous shite that they want to cancel for some pretend racist bull shite "undertones." Clown shite.


Yep that’s why I’ve adopted a more direct and abrasive style of speaking. The shock and awe will dissuade these snowflakes from trying to look for “undertones” in what I’m saying. You know, when I was young my grandfather taught me to “say what I mean and mean what I say”. It was never “speak in code and undertones”.


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RealityTiger
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
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Ive heard it all my life, and I never in all that time heard it and thought about race.
That's just the thing. None of these cancellations are about race. Not a single goddamn one of them. And until people who are in positions of authority (like the president of UT) stand up and tell people "sorry to see you go but there are millions behind you who support my decision" - then they are going to keep picking random things to demand cancelled. Because the song was performed in blackface on stage 100 years ago. Wow. Now THAT is what we all think about when we hear the song!


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Kafka
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
The "Eyes" go first, and soon the "Rose" will wilt

"The Yellow Rose Of Texas"
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The earliest known version is found in Christy's Plantation Melodies. No. 2, a songbook published under the authority of Edwin Pearce Christy in Philadelphia in 1853. Christy was the founder of the blackface minstrel show known as the Christy's Minstrels. Like most minstrel songs, the lyrics are written in a cross between a parody of a generic creole dialect historically attributed to African-Americans and standard American English. The song is written in the first person from the perspective of an African-American singer who refers to himself as a "darkey," longing to return to "a yellow girl" (that is, a light-skinned, or bi-racial woman born of African/African-American and European-American progenitors)


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dallastigers
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
Refusing to continue donating large sums of money if song isn’t played doesn’t equate to attacking the students and hateful views, but he is kind of bundling them all together.

I don’t see the President volunteering to give back money or refuse it including from the very small amount of hateful ones he claims.

The racism being claimed for this song is some of the weakest sauce i have seen even during this era of hurt feelings and constantly being offended.

We have to make decision on Texas with kid, but since Wuhan and Summer of Love every kid in neighborhood that goes to Texas that has come back to visit family or for breaks or just post to neighborhood group has come across as more ignorant and more disrespectful towards neighbors than before. They opened their minds so much they let their brains fall out.
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SUB
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re: Texas president condemns critics attacking students over 'Eyes of Texas'
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I'm so sick of "racist/racial undertones." Anything can have any undertones you want if you try hard enough.


Me too.

Here are the facts:

The "Eyes of Texas" sort of borrows a line from a speech that Robert E Lee gave to students of his university, saying "The Eyes of the South are Upon You." This phrase had nothing to do with slavery...but since they were words and they were spoken by the Confederate General, they are deemed racist.

The person who wrote the song, debuted it at a minstrel show, because that was a thing a lot of people went to and was a way to play your song in front of lots of people. Because minstrel shows are considered racist, any song performed at one, no matter the context of the song, must be considered racist.

This is the argument that the woke mob is making to cancel the song.


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