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University of Texas at Austin students will hold referendum on “Eyes of Texas”

The nonbinding referendum is meant to gauge student opinion on the divisive alma mater but would not result in any changes to the song. Student leaders called for it in response to a 2021 university report on the song’s history that found it was “not overtly racist.”

A member of the UT Longhorn band on Sept. 24, 2021.

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