Last summer a group of University of Texas at Austin athletes posted an open letter on social media. They vowed not to participate in recruiting or fundraising events until the university had done more to atone for its past racial history.
Writing about the school’s alma mater, the athletes demanded “the replacement of ‘The Eyes of Texas’ with a song without racial undertones.” They alleged that the song’s title and refrain had roots in a favored phrase of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
The university formed a committee in November to investigate the history of “The Eyes of Texas” and released a 58-page report today that says the school song was not written with racist intent, and it stays,
Read the whole story at the Texas Monthly.