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UT-Austin report links “The Eyes of Texas” to minstrel shows but not Robert E. Lee, says song is “not overtly racist”

In recent months, the song has divided the university community. Over the summer, students protested and petitioned the university to rid the campus of the song, which has ties to minstrel shows.

The University of Texas at Austin's Class of 2023 attends the university's annual Gone to Texas on Aug. 27, 2019.

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