Houston - The University of Texas has announced its marching band will continue to play "The Eyes of Texas"
Despite demands, the "alma mater" be permanently retired because it likely originated from a turn of the 20th-century minstrel show which featured racially offensive characters in "black face".
In a clunky compromise, UT is forming a second marching band for those students who refuse to play the controversial tune.
The University's decision to retain "The Eyes of Texas" has drawn fierce protest from those who see it as representative of a racist past - and an equally ferocious defense from alumni who view it as UT "heritage" with no bigoted or discriminatory intent.
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