Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Tension grows over ‘Eyes of Texas’ after UT student guides refuse to work, man with a gun crashes virtual event

The dustup over the plaque is the latest example of UT-Austin officials standing by “The Eyes” over pleas that the university distance itself from the alma mater song because it originated at a minstrel show where students likely wore Blackface.

It’s also the latest in a series of clashes over the song in a nearly yearlong controversy that has frequently pit administrators and alumni against students and divided members of the Longhorn community. Continue reading here.

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