The Eyes of Texas
“The Eyes of Texas,” spirit song of the University of Texas at Austin, has recently been called out and protested for its racist roots. Having been established as a flagship university during the South's Confederate era, the university has a long history of racism, and “The Eyes of Texas” is just one of the many racist structures still being upheld. Black students and organizations have protested this song for years, along with countless other racist structures on campus. But the hardest ones to fight are those woven deep within the system, rotting it to the core.