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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas committee finds that ‘The Eyes of Texas’ has ‘no racist intent’

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Texas school officials’ 24-person committee examining the origins and intentions of the school song “The Eyes of Texas” determined that the song does not have “racist intent.”

That’s according to a report in the Austin American-Statesman. From the Statesman: “In an executive summary, the committee determined, ‘These historical facts add complexity and richness to the story of a song that debuted in a racist setting, exceedingly common for the time, but, as the preponderance of research showed, had no racist intent.’ Social justice issues brought to light last summer triggered an ideological controversy over the century-old song sung at football games, graduations, weddings and funerals. Texas President Jay Hartzell had already announced ‘The Eyes’ would remain in place despite criticism from all sides, both on campus and off.” For the full report, click on the Statesman’s link above.

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