Campus Reform reported that a number of members of the University of Texas at Austin marching band will no longer play “The Eyes of Texas.” They justified this action by claiming that the song is racist.
Ally Morales, the Longhorn Band’s drum major, vowed to no longer play the song once she learned about its history.
“It’s not ultimately about the song, it’s about ingrained, institutionalized racism that frankly, in invisible form, takes the image of a school song,” she stated, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. “Removing our alma mater is the first step to realizing the oppression that the Black students face on campus and off-campus.”
The Daily Texan reported that saxophone player Judson Hayden joined Morales in standing up against this song. Hayden founded an organization called LHBlacks as a way to support the marching band’s Black members. None of the group’s 11 members plan on playing the song. Similarly, at least four of the band’s 49 section leaders will not play the song.
That said, there is some opposition to removing this song. Drumline section leader Alex Shah, who is the recipient of alumni-funded scholarships, is concerned that getting rid of this song would result in a loss of alumni funding towards UT’s music program.
“I am concerned that it’s going to upset a lot of the alumni and it’s going to come back to bite us later on,” Shah remarked.
On the other hand, J.B. Bird, a UT spokesperson, told The Daily Texan that the potential loss of donor backing was not a major factor in maintaining the song.
“‘The Eyes of Texas,’ in its current form, will continue to be our alma mater. Aspects of its origin, whether previously widely known or unknown, have created a rift in how the song is understood and celebrated, and that must be fixed,” UT Austin’s Interim President Jay Hartzell declared in a July statement. “It is my belief that we can effectively reclaim and redefine what this song stands for by first owning and acknowledging its history in a way that is open and transparent.”
Jordan Clements, an undergraduate student at the University of Texas, told Campus Reform that the song is a fixture of UT history and the recent attempts to erase it represent an egregious form of revisionist history on the activists’s part.
“Every time I sing that song, I get warm feelings knowing that fifty years ago my late grandfather sang the same song at his games,” he commented.
Julie Flowers, a formed UT student, told The Daily Texan that if the song is discarded, she “would not feel the same as an alumnus of the school.” She is of the opinion that the song’s current form is not racist.
The university has decided to build a statue of Julius Whittier, the school’s first black football letterman, instead of erasing its history. In addition, the university will rename its football stadium after star running backs Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams, who both won Heisman Trophy trophies and received Pro-Bowl accolades in the NFL.
Back in June, Campus Reform reported that UT Austin football players were also demanding that the school get rid of “The Eyes of Texas,” take 0.5 percent of athletics revenue and send it to Black Lives Matter, and establish “racial injustice awareness” module. If the university doesnot go about making any significant changes, the athletes would not be “participating in the recruiting of incoming players or donor-related events.”
The radical Left saturnalia sweeping across the nation is sparing no university, which are already incubators of leftist ideas. If the Right doesn’t start taking a stronger stand on these issues, we could be witnessing unprecedented efforts to completely destroy American history within the next decade.
Mexican Government Reported that Nearly 80,000 People are Still Missing
Mexico Spirals Out of Control While Joe Biden Promises Mass Amnesty
According to a report released by the Mexican government on November 25, 2020, over 79,500 people are still missing in Mexico.
This comes in the backdrop of Mexico’s infamous military offensive against drug cartels in 2006. Since the erstwhile president Felipe’s military offensive against drug cartels, the number of missing people in Mexico has skyrocketed.
Before 2006, there were 1,500 disappearances in Mexico, per statistics that Deputy Human Rights Minister Alejandro Encina put forward. Since July, there have been roughly 6,300 new cases reported.
Encina observed, however, that the number of disappearances have dropped since 2019.
Mexico is notorious for its alarming levels of violence, which is largely perpetuated by organized crime. In 2019, 34,582 people were murdered. So far in 2020, 26,431 people have been murdered from January to September.
Encinas claimed that Mexican authorities have discovered 1,399 mass graves in Mexico over the past two years. Of the 2,290 bodies discovered in the graves, 879 have been identified.
Mexico is not in good shape and that’s putting it lightly. America at least recognized this with Donald Trump in office. Trump was elected on an America First platform which stressed tough policies on the border and was not willing tolerate mass immigration like his predecessors.
Sadly, the apparent president-Joe Biden is more concerned with trying to pass mass amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens and freezing deportations for 100 days.
Securing our Southern border is a recognition of the cold, hard truth that Mexico is falling apart, and it’s institutional and social rot could potentially make its way up north. Much to America’s chagrin, the next occupant of the White House will likely not recognize that. Should fraud allegations fail to invalidate the current results of the 2020 elections, America First patriots must act accordingly and make immigration a massive issue during the 2022 midterms, both in the primaries and general election.
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