Texas keeps ‘The Eyes of Texas’ despite athlete demands

Texas

By CLIFF BRUNT, the Associated Press

The University of Texas has rejected calls by its athletes to change a school song that they believe has racist undertones. “The Eyes of Texas” has long been criticized for its connection to minstrel shows with characters in blackface in the early 1900s. The school says the song will remain. Texas interim president Jim Hartzell says the Texas community has the power to determine “what the ‘Eyes of Texas’ expect of us, what they demand of us.”

Paul Norton Lake Travis School