University of Texas committee to examine history of controversial school song
University of Texas committee to examine history of controversial school song

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas will continue to examine its relationship with “The Eyes of Texas,” through a new committee tasked with examining the racist history behind the school song and issuing recommendations on how to reconcile that history with the role the song plays in campus culture today.Earlier this summer, athletes and other students at the university called for the song to be replaced, amid a national conversation about race after the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed in police custody in Minneapolis.In response, the university pledged to do more to support a mo…

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