AUSTIN, TX — Before they will participate in recruiting or alumni events, players on the University of Texas Longhorn football team want their school to retire their fight song, “The Eyes of Texas.”, According to the UT school newspaper, The Daily Texan, in April 2018, “The University of Texas, at least originally, had very clear minstrel connections,” vice provost for diversity Ted Gordon said. If that's what they want, then let them go play somewhere else. V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. As a branch of the University of Texas, the song automatically became TCM's fight song. Black America, you are making adversaries of those who would otherwise take your side. The song has been the center of a controversy that has divided the UT community over its ties to minstrel shows where performers wore blackface. UTA Mavericks Fight, Fight. One would think that knowing this they would never leave the house or moms basement. The University’s school spirit song was written in 1903 and was debated by the UT Student Government as recently as 2018. “(‘The Eyes of Texas’) was first sung and played at a minstrel show which featured performers in black face.”. Major changes sought by Texas football players and student groups in the name of racial equality are coming to the Austin campus. According to the UT school newspaper, The Daily Texan, in April 2018, “The University of Texas, at least originally, had very clear minstrel connections,” vice provost for … One question is whether it can be both those things or whether it can be one or the other.”. The Texas fight song, Fight Texas and Alma mater, The Eyes of Texas, are both recognizable parts of Texas football. FIGHT SONG. The University of Texas made headlines earlier this week after the Longhorn marching band decided not to play its fight song … Houston's News, Weather & Traffic Station. • Get the Android App. The statues, however, should stand. Have you never heard of Auschwitz-Birkenau Miri? The town of Littlefield is named after George and the Sons of Confederate Veterans named their Austin camp after him. I have never in my life known such privilege, such a sense of entitlement, as I have witnessed in the most recent weeks. “Pinky” Wilson, one of the hundreds of Aggies who fought during World War I, as Wilson sat in a trench during a battle in France. We are a pure-play, indie web and mobile news platform with a local audience larger than all the San Angelo TV stations, radio stations, and newspaper combined. While The Eyes of Texas will still be sung as the school song … Houston's News, Weather & Traffic Station. In 1920, UTEP was known as College of Mines and Metallurgy of the University of Texas (sometimes referred to as "Texas College of Mines," or "TCM"). The SCV attempted to sue UT in 2015 for secretly removing Confederate statues from campus. Not that the song has racist lyrics. T.S. Members of the University of Texas Longhorn Band perform during the NCAA football game against Rice Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 in Houston. The LIVE! Aggies have been telling you for better than 100 years that song sounds like hell and finally you listen to the texas university diversity provost>? Friday’s statement sparked a debate about the Eyes of Texas that normally lingers around the edges of university discourse. How about this? AUSTIN, TX — Before they will participate in recruiting or alumni events, players on the University of Texas Longhorn football team want their school to retire their fight song, “The Eyes of Texas.”. At the University of Texas, Longhorns athletes are using a portion of their leverage to enact change around the campus, by requesting both that certain campus buildings get … Husband George held the rank of major in the Confederate States Army and suffered an injury in battle. Turn those universities into community gardens. Quit caving in to ridiculous threats. Systemic racism still exists in this country whether you see it or not. I hate to say it but i dont think i will be visiting my friends in the states until the authorities get the violent protesters, looters and radicals under control. Fight! “It’s also definitely about school pride. Yea White! “I am always willing to have meaningful conversations regarding any concerns our student-athletes have. The list of changes put forth by the Texas athletes includes the renaming of on-campus buildings and removing statues with ties to racism, however, the … Because they don't fight, they just explode and shred to pieces everything they touch. It's about finally being considerate of those whose feelings we have ignored too long. Nobody is being hurt by the removal of statues and historic references to racism. Where will all this panic stop? The football players have more demands, including that the school administration rename four buildings, Robert Lee Moore Hall, Painter Hall, Littlefield Hall, and James Hogg Auditorium. Individual structures of high historical significance, such as railway sidings and ramps, food stores and industrial buildings, are dispersed in the immediate setting of the property. No one has made any promises, but UT Interim President Jay Hartzell says he will listen. Longhorns athletes request changes at Texas, from building names and statues to ‘The Eyes of Texas’ spirit song The song, which dates back to the early 1900s, has a checkered racial history. Advertising here can transform your business. As protests continue across the country for racial equality and an end to police brutality, conversations on the same subjects have given way into concrete action at one college campus in the South. Texas Fight, Texas Fight, For it's Texas that we love best. Really shouldn't be to surprised this coming from little snowflake hurt feelings libturd Austin. There are those of us that refuse so if you won't help, just get out of the way. University of Texas football players and other athletes are pushing for the school to replace 'The Eyes of Texas' as its official song because it originated in … Leaving a bunch of Confederate references around for black people is like leaving a bunch of Nazi references around for Jewish people. Disgusting! Hook 'em Horns is the chant and hand signal of The University of Texas at Austin.Students, alumni, and fans of the university employ a greeting consisting of the phrase "Hook 'em" or "Hook 'em Horns" and also use the phrase as a parting good-bye or as the closing line in a letter or story. Texas Fight! • Get the iOS App for iPhone/iPad Texas Fight! Let's change our school song simply because it was written during a time when racism was much more prevalent. However, his sin was that while he pushed for anti-lynching legislation, he also supported a movement to segregate railroad passenger cars in Texas. He further charged that the fight song was adopted in 1903, a period of time when lynchings were frequent and African-Americans in Texas lived under Jim Crow laws. Fight! UT Athletics Director Chris Del Conte responded within an hour of the players’ demands being posted on Twitter. The University of Texas’ fight song has been challenged due to its racist connotations. The overall length of fencing supported by concrete poles is more than 13 km. Fight! I'll bet there are plenty of up-coming players who would be happy to take their place. Texas Fight, Texas Fight, And it's goodbye to A&M. Named for a UT mathematics professor, Robert Lee Moore (1882-1974), history reveals he was against desegregation and refused to admit African-American students into his classroom after UT was desegregated. I have considered your opinion. If you have a problem with this, you are a racist whether you can admit it to yourself or not, because you're not considering how black people feel about it. By Luis Paez-Pumar. Sweatt v. Painter became the precursor to Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas that led to desegregation of all U.S. public schools. Abilene Mayor Announced As Finalist For City Manager in Washington State, Viken Detection: Stopping Drug Trafficking One Scan At A Time, Family Left Hanging After Someone Else Is Buried In Burial Plot, Advertising here can transform your business. Governor Hogg was an outspoken follower of the New South Creed, a populist southerner movement in the late 19th century. Yea, Longhorns! Yea, White! ! Hogg, a former governor of Texas, was too young to serve in the Civil War, but his father died as a Confederate general during that war. Hail, Hail, The gang's all here, And it's good-bye to all the rest! By Herb Scribner @HerbScribner Oct 26, 2020, 5:00am MDT. How about some new policies for football players? These structures, along with traces in the landscape, remain poignant testimonies to this tragic history. Student Government debated on Tuesday about whether to continue singing the University’s fight song “The Eyes of Texas” at its weekly meetings, amidst student and faculty criticisms that the song has a racist history. So done with all of this shallow b.s. There are also ruins of gas chambers and crematoria in Birkenau, which were dynamited in January 1945. FOX 7 Austin's Destiny Chance has more details. Could the University of Texas ditch “The Eyes of Texas” fight song? “This is definitely about minstrelsy and past racism,” Gordon told the Daily Texan in 2018. Covering West Texas from San Angelo, TX © 2020 Copyright • All Rights ReservedContact Us • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy • Advertising Information There are more if you care to look. There are many successful Blacks in the United States, and there has even been a Black president. The LIVE! The Auschwitz Birkenau camp complex comprises 155 brick and wooden structures (57 in Auschwitz and 98 in Birkenau) and about 300 ruins. Yea, Orange! Reconsider, and exercise the magnaninity that King learned from Gandhi and acknowledge the good in those your leaders claim are your enemies. Blue, white we’ve got the might. He was president of UT when an African-American man named Heman Marion Sweatt applied for entrance to the university. I may soon be able to sue my flatware manufacturer because I weigh too much. That's what dozens of current Longhorn athletes are demanding. Painter was sued, along with the university, in 1950. Its successful implementation is far from being an inevitability and not everyone is just going to just sit back let that authoritarian gulag start springing up around us. AUSTIN, TX - A controversy is growing at the University of Texas over a school song that dates back more than 100 years. This started back in 2010 when the university began removing statues and names of the treacherous dogs. Click to hear and sing-a-long with the University of Texas Longhorns fight song "Texas Fight".Visit www.your-fun-stop.com for fun on the Internet!! We will do the same in this situation and look forward to having those discussions,” he tweeted back. Texas Fight! The Eyes of Texas are upon you, boys. Texas athletes request changes to building names, statues and school song, plus contributions to Black Lives Matter and other causes. Otherwise, the story that has played out so often in history will again repeat itself, and though our descendants may look back at the present day as a golden age of the West, our present liberties will have failed them in their future bondage. And I demand the defense actually tackle, instead of playing two below or ole'. Regardless of race, there are a lot of people imitating the Covidiot-in-Chief in his narcissism. I want my reparations for being white trash all my life'. We've come to the point that Aaron McGruder talked about years ago, when White Americans are no longer moved to sympathy over the issues of Black America the way they once were because of collective guilt about slavery. Texas Fight! Soon there will be nothing left because if you dig far enough into the history of anything there will be something to offend someone. Everyone join hands and celebrate being the first generation of perpetual crybabies, who for all you mommy and daddy's money, haven't learned much more than how to sniff out petty grievances, and complain about a world that you've contributed absolutely nothing to. Shout out praises to the sky. The football players also demand 0.5 percent of annual earnings from UT athletics programs be donated to the Black Lives Matter movement’s organizations, the Darrell K. Royal Stadium be co-named after the first black UT football player named Julius Whittier, and that a permanent black history exhibit be added to the UT athletics Hall of Fame. Texas Fight! email. “The Eyes of Texas” school spirit song. Not everyone is going to buy into the Marxist theoretical framework when it comes to resolving the country's social issues, racial or otherwise. We can confirm that the latest generation of useless drones has very thin skin and is offended by the sight of even their self. Fight! What Texas college is next to fall for this type of foolish false sense of their little warm and fuzzy feelings. With multiple band members refusing to play “The Eyes of Texas” due to the song’s ties to blackface and minstrel shows, the University of Texas Longhorn band won’t play the song this weekend due to a lack of “necessary instrumentation,” according to The Daily Texan. The rich history of The Aggie War Hymn, the official war hymn of Texas A&M (Texas A&M does not have a fight song), dates back to World War I.The lyrics to the iconic song were scrawled during 1918 on the back of a letter from home by J.V. That's a solution, just get players that fall in line, not the "uppity" ones. "Texas Fight," is the official fight song of The University of Texas and is played following touchdowns and extra points at football games, as well as many other occasions. Make whatever excuses you feel like you have to make so you can feel better about yourself. NewsRadio 740 is Houston's Local and National News, Weather and Traffic radio station with political analysis from Michael Berry, Jimmy Barrett, Shara Fryer, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and more! This is Texas; have we lost our backbone; our Texas pride? The football players stated on Twitter that while the UT administrators decide to meet their demands or not that they will continue to practice and workout. Source: Transitions: A Centennial History of The University of Texas at Arlington. Hail, Hail, the gang's all here, And it's goodbye to all the rest! We can leave this Civil War stuff where it belongs: in museums. AP. There are plenty of football players waiting to replace the demanders. Not that the songwriter was a noted racist. Thank you for this opportunity for engagement. Controversy over the song grew over the summer as Texas athletes called for the school to stop playing it, citing a history tied to racism. The most controversial of the letter’s demands was for Texas to stop using “The Eyes of Texas.” The song is sung at nearly every organized campus event, and players in all sports gather as a … (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) The "Eyes of Texas" will reportedly remain the school song of the University of Texas despite the controversy surrounding such a decision. I'm thinking we need to talk reparations to the real University of Texas. (YELL) Yea Orange! (“The Eyes of Texas” is UT’s official alma mater tune and an unofficial fight song; the school’s official fight song is “Texas Fight”). Demands at this point only exacerbate the tension caused by the many concessions that White Americans have largely, collectively made out of a sense of moral duty and which are increasingly ignored or deemed to be insufficient by a minority of activists and political agitators. The Red River Showdown logo is shown on the field of the Cotton Bowl, prior to an NCAA college football game between the University of Texas and Oklahoma, in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. No matter how far from the facts they may be, I respect your right to hold the beliefs that you do, though I do not personally agree with the dialectical materialist elements of your belief system and accept no responsibility when those beliefs are invalidated. Robert Lee Moore Hall, built in 1972, is the tallest building on the UT campus. Go big Maverick. Fight! On Sundays, subscribers receive the West Texas Real Estate LIVE! And we'll put over one more win. Fans pay good money to enter Darrel K Royal to watch tackle football, not patty cake. Now people are just digging for issues to shame and inflame, reveling in the power and glory of being heard. Painter (1889-1969) was a zoologist whose most famous work was in the study of chromosomes. Quit catering to the cry-babies. Texas Fight, Texas Fight, And we'll put over one more win. It's not about people being sensitive themselves. Fight! After the football team’s latest loss, the coach and most of his players are at odds with the athletic director and many fans and supporters over the university’s controversial spirit song. daily is emailed 5 days per week. The bottom of the email contains the most recent rants and comments. Texas Fight! Yea Longhorns! The Eyes of Texas was once the fight song of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Daily is the "newspaper to your email" for San Angelo. The New South Creed aimed to eliminate the attitudes of the pre-Civil War antebellum South. The song, apparently, is racist. Texas Fight! He was denied admission because of his race. Texas "Texas Fight" Texas Fight! Just say, NO! The Aggie War Hymn. Support your school the way it is or make another choice. For it's Texas that we love best. The official alma mater song and unofficial fight song is currently in the center of controversy because of its racial undertones. The human race must face the facts of our collective history and of our biological differences squarely or we will face the consequences of our collective stupidity and, possibly, the full destructive power of the weapons we've created. They belong in history books as a reminder of what was lost during the secessionists attempt to destroy democracy. Littlefield Hall is named after Alice Littlefield (1846-1935), wife of Texas businessman and philanthropist George W. Littlefield. No, Miri, it is you who have failed to comprehend the situation. This is a a two way street between the two intertwined communities of Americans, and if the sacrifices of those who have been moved by guilt are not acknowledged by those who claim that their plight is still inexcusably abhorrent, then there is no room for discussion and escalating unrest and conflict will be the result. The new fight song does not have any controversial lyrics. We've been kissing your asses for fifty years. It might be time to take classes totally online and test at a testing center that verifies. Mavericks we’re gonna fight. HOUSTON — "The Eyes of Texas," a University of Texas song meant to inspire school pride, is facing renewed criticism after student-athletes requested it … Now, the interim president of the University says he will meet with student groups to talk about possible changes. George Littlefield had commissioned the statue of Robert E. Lee that formerly was on display on campus. And it's goodbye to A&M. 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