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University of Texas at Austin Students Claim School Song Creates ‘Hostile Environment’

University of Texas at Austin Students Claim School Song Creates ‘Hostile Environment’

“The complaint reportedly alleged that Black students have been denied the full university experience because the song was an official part of that experience”

The University of Texas at Austin has an active left-wing population. They’re often in the news for something like this.

FOX News reports:

Texas students file federal civil rights complaint over school song, alleging ‘hostile environment’

Students at the University of Texas at Austin have filed a federal civil rights complaint accusing the school of creating a “hostile environment” for Black students by continuing to play the “The Eyes of Texas” alma mater song, which they argue is racist.

The NAACP’s Texas chapter, university chapter and a group of anonymous students filed the complaint Friday with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, the Texas Tribune reported Tuesday.

The complaint reportedly alleged that Black students have been denied the full university experience because the song was an official part of that experience, being played after all sporting events “despite its racially offensive origin, context and meaning.”

“The Eyes of Texas” became a source of controversy for Texas last year amid a summer of racial tension in the country. Scrutiny over the song revealed that the title was taken from a favored saying by a former school president who was mimicking Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and the song was performed in the 1900s by musicians in blackface at minstrel shows.

During the 2020 football season, the band at one point refused to play the song and some players refused to stay out on the field while the song played. The protest sparked a wave of backlash from donors.

In January, when new head coach Steve Sarkisian was welcomed at his introductory press conference, he said the song would remain a part of the culture with him in charge.

“I know this much, ‘The Eyes of Texas’ is our school song,” Sarkisian said at the time. “We’re going to sing that song. We’re going to sing that proudly.”

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In a sane world, the people filing this lawsuit would be detained for mental health evaluations.

In the current world, the university will probably cancel the song and offer them a big payday in an out of court settlement.

Also, there will be groveling. Lots and lots of groveling.

Only a race-baiter could find racism in these lyrics:

The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the livelong day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them
At night or early in the morn —
The Eyes of Texas are upon you
Til Gabriel blows his horn.

So? The song “Cielito Lindo” was recorded by multiple black groups, including the Jubalaires, through the years. By the leftist UT student standard, that would make them guilty of “cultural appropriation”.

It’s a Texas tradition, as is Juneteenth. Perhaps we should get rid of that too since it might be considered offensive to other ethnicities.

Ol' Jim hisself | September 9, 2021 at 9:14 am

So, if the school song is so offensive to these limp wrists, why don’t they go to a different school? I hear that OSU (Oklahoma State) is very liberal, and it is only a few hours north of Austin up I-35.

Hostile environment? Is the school marching band singing the song in blackface?? If it’s that bad, go somewhere else.

The Friendly Grizzly | September 10, 2021 at 11:49 am

As I have said in other threads, some of these students need to get swift kicks in the BEE-hind. Repeatedly.

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