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October 08, 2020

Football Players and the Longhorn Band are boycotting “The Eyes of Texas” at the University of Texas – because, you know why [Buck Throckmorton]

In recent years, the University of Texas has tried to redefine itself as the Cal-Berkeley of the Southwest, going way off the deep-end in support of campus radicalism. Its football program had been the last refuge of non-radical America on campus.

Although anti-American leftism is pervasive at the university, the football players aren’t able to show their hatred for the United States during the National Anthem because they’re still in the locker room. So instead, many of them have decided to protest the school’s alma mater, The Eyes of Texas, claiming it is racist and offensive.

From July in the NY Times: University of Texas Won’t Drop Song With Racist History

“The Eyes of Texas,” once sung at minstrel shows, will remain a campus anthem at the University of Texas at Austin, the school announced on Monday.

Replacing the song was among a long list of requests made by the athletes, who said that if their demands were not met, they would no longer help the university recruit new players or participate in donor events.

In August: UT drum major says she won’t lead The Eyes Of Texas when football returns

Two weeks ago: UT dean to Longhorn Band leaders: When band returns, ‘It will be expected to perform The Eyes of Texas

In last week’s home game – a loss to TCU – the Band was not present (because of Wuhan Virus), and a recorded version of The Eyes of Texas was played instead. Many players walked to the locker room during the song, rather than stand facing the crowd and singing the alma mater with the fans, as is custom. A lot of fans were not happy.

Now the UT President has a real crisis, with the band expected to be in attendance at the next home game. Many band members are refusing to play the song. Players are boycotting it. Fans are demanding it. And rich boosters are about to start sitting on their wallets.

So this week the university’s President is once again trying to find a way to confess that the University is a racist institution with a racist past, while still playing the song in some form so as to keep the donor money flowing, while also promising the young radicals that they’ve won and the song is going away.

UT President Forms Committee to Address Controversy Surrounding Alma Mater

“I have asked Professor Richard Reddick, a Texas Ex and Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement and Outreach in the College of Education, to chair a committee that will chronicle the full history of ‘The Eyes’ and recommend ways we can openly acknowledge, share and learn from it,” he wrote.

The football program has brought the university a lot of money and goodwill. At least it did. The social justice monster that UT created, nurtured, and encouraged is now devouring its football program and alienating its deep-pocketed fans. And it’s a beautiful thing.

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