It’s college football season once again, and that means it’s also “Eyes of Texas” controversy time, too. The Texas NAACP and several anonymous Texas Longhorns students have filed a complaint through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, claiming the song creates a “hostile environment” for Black students and administrators at the university.
That’s according to the Texas Tribune’s latest report, which you can read here.
From the Tribune: “The complaint, filed Friday morning, alleges that Black students have been denied full benefits of Longhorn student life because the song is an official part of the university, ‘despite its racially offensive origin, context and meaning.’ The song premiered at a minstrel show in the early 1900s where students likely wore blackface. Despite pushback, university officials have said they are going to keep the song as their alma mater, concluding in a report issued earlier this year that the song ‘had no racist intent.’”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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Dallas Morning News: Luke Brockermeyer is taking advantage of Texas’ departures at LB, has made presence felt
247Sports: Sustaining Texas’ third-down success, UT’s offensive line play and more
Inside Texas: Texas knows a hostile environment awaits in Fayetteville
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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247Sports: Mike at Night: Recruiting Louisiana is a worthwhile venture for Longhorns
247Sports: Five prospects Texas should evaluate this fall
247Sports: Four-Star OL Earnest Greene talks Clemson-Georgia game and upcoming official visits
Inside Texas: Despite Texas’ large 2022 recruiting class, key needs remain
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BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
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WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- The Big 12 Conference might make it official with the UCF Golden Knights, the Houston Cougars, the BYU Cougars and the Cincinnati Bearcats within the next 48 hours.
College Football sources are telling me that the proposed move by the #Big12 to bring BYU, Houston, Central Florida and Cincinnati into the league is basically a “done deal.” Formal invitations are expected to go out within the next 7-10 days. #KHOU11— Matt Musil (@KHOUSportsMatt) September 3, 2021
- Reason no. 1 why Texas should recruit the hell out of Louisiana in the near future.
Coach O letting UCLA fans have it— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 4, 2021
"Bring your ass on, in your sissy blue shirt!"