AUSTIN, Texas >> The Texas chapter of the NAACP and a group of students have filed a...

Texas NAACP files federal civil rights complaint over ‘The Eyes of Texas’ – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

AUSTIN, Texas >> The Texas chapter of the NAACP and a group of students have filed a federal civil rights complaint against the University of Texas for its continued use of school song “The Eyes of Texas,” which has racist elements in its past.The complaint filed Sept. 3 with the U.S. Department of Education alleges that Black students, athletes, band members, faculty and alumni are being subjected to violations of the Civil Rights Act and a hostile campus environment over the “offensive,” “disrespectful” and “aggressive” use of the song. The NAACP and the students want the federal government to withhold …

 

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