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Texas University Bans ‘Come and Take It’ Chant Due to Racial Connotations

by JORDAN MICHAELS on SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

The slogan does not align with the school’s “values,” according to the President.

A university in south Texas has banned the “come and take it” chant and flag due to its association with “cultural and political issues beyond its traditional political context.”

University of Texas San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy made the announcement last week in an email sent to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni. While he doesn’t claim that the slogan is racist, a petition to have the slogan banned claims that it is “steeped in racist ideology and racist history.”

“It has carried those white supremacist beliefs from 1835 to today, and in that time has also been widely adopted by anti-government, pro-gun extremists, such as at the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol,” the petition reads.

Eighmy doesn’t make such broad claims. Instead, he justifies his decision by arguing that the slogan has been adopted by organizations that have “values and agendas” that differ from the school’s.  :snip: 

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3 hours ago, Draggingtree said:
20210917_FridayDigest_348gi.htm
Guns America

Texas University Bans ‘Come and Take It’ Chant Due to Racial Connotations

by JORDAN MICHAELS on SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

The slogan does not align with the school’s “values,” according to the President.

A university in south Texas has banned the “come and take it” chant and flag due to its association with “cultural and political issues beyond its traditional political context.”

University of Texas San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy made the announcement last week in an email sent to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni. While he doesn’t claim that the slogan is racist, a petition to have the slogan banned claims that it is “steeped in racist ideology and racist history.”

“It has carried those white supremacist beliefs from 1835 to today, and in that time has also been widely adopted by anti-government, pro-gun extremists, such as at the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol,” the petition reads.

Eighmy doesn’t make such broad claims. Instead, he justifies his decision by arguing that the slogan has been adopted by organizations that have “values and agendas” that differ from the school’s.  :snip: 

They don't seem to care when slogans differ from my "values and agenda".

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