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Targeting a statue at A&M and a school song at UT, Texas college students are pushing for a reckoning on race

Major higher education institutions across Texas have largely condemned racial injustice in the past few weeks, but students are protesting what they view as symbols of racism at their schools.

The statue of former Texas A&M President Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, a former Confederate general and Texas governor, is fenced in and covered by a blue tarp at Texas A&M University in College Station on June 15, 2020.
The Lawrence Sullivan “Sul” Ross statue on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station on August 23, 2017.

Previous outcry at UT-Austin

In light of a racist shooting in South Carolina, the University of Texas at Austin decided to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its south mall in 2015.

Black students speak out

“A step in the right direction”

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