13 March, 2021

Oh, Silly—You Think Intent Matters in 2021

Committee: 'Eyes of Texas' song has 'no racist intent,' but school must be 'accountable' (espn.com)

"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," the report states in its executive summary. "'The Eyes of Texas' should not only unite us, but hold all of us accountable to our institution's core values."

Honestly, it’s kind of an ugly song, if you listen to the words. I’m not sure it’s racist, but it’s not a song I’d be proud to sing. But who would be proud to be a Longhorn anyway? Winking smile

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