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U. Texas at Austin Student Loses Government Position After Appearing on FOX News

U. Texas at Austin Student Loses Government Position After Appearing on FOX News

“had been nominated by a committee of student government members to be a university-wide representative”

Do you think any college student would be punished in this way for appearing on MSNBC?

Campus Reform reports:

Student loses government position for going on Fox News

At a recent student government meeting at the University of Texas at Austin, conservative student Sterling Mosley, who was nominated for a position on the student government, was called out by a leftist member and ultimately not approved to the position due to his personal political beliefs.

Mosley, a junior who is also a Campus Reform correspondent, had been nominated by a committee of student government members to be a university-wide representative. The members of the student senate were to vote at the end of the meeting to appoint Mosley to that position.

Campus Reform obtained audio from the official student government meeting.

After his nomination was announced, Representative Amanda Garcia, a community advocate coordinator in the student senate, provided a video in the Zoom meeting she found about Mosley’s recent appearance on Fox News.

In the interview, on behalf of Campus Reform, Mosley talked with Fox and Friends about the controversy regarding the school’s fight song, “The Eyes of Texas.”

Garcia expressed concern about Mosely’s opinions and stated, “He claims that ‘The Eyes of Texas’ does not have a racist backstory despite himself being a White man so not necessarily having like the right to talk about that.”

When questioned by another student representative about if she had any more information on Mosley, Garcia said that Moseley was a member of the Young Conservatives of Texas and “a right-wing news source.”

Garcia continued on, noting “I know this is student government so we’re not supposed to get political or have political beliefs but if there’s an article of him on Fox News talking about and silencing the voices of marginalized students on campus trying to speak out against the racist song that is Eyes of Texas, I think that is not necessarily someone who is going to be responsibly representing people at UT.”

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Comments

henrybowman | March 5, 2022 at 2:43 pm

“He claims that ‘The Eyes of Texas’ does not have a racist backstory despite himself being a White man so not necessarily having like the right to talk about that.”
Well, her eloquence ‘n’ stuff has convinced me.

Antifundamentalist | March 5, 2022 at 4:35 pm

In America, you have a “right” to talk about whatever you want to talk about. Those who wish to police the speech of others are Fascists.

i do believe the official burning them out of their little college holes will soon be upon them.

texansamurai | March 6, 2022 at 1:27 pm

she’s obviously not aware of the song’s meaning or perhaps never stood in memorial stadium in the midst of 60k-plus people and sung/heard that song–have literally heard it/played it my entire life–nothing racist about it

what a self-deluded twit she is

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