Former Longhorn Emmanual Acho says UT should address past racism: ‘History is not always meant to be celebrated’
Former University of Texas football player Emmanual Acho said in a TV interview that some of the statues on the Austin campus "just have to go," and some buildings need to be renamed in order to address historical racism.
"Some things are clear-cut and simple," Acho said in a preview of an interview that the Longhorn Network posted on Twitter. "Are the statues that we have on campus, are they who we want our students to emulate?"
"We have to ask ourselves... Are the statues that we have on campus, are they who we want our students to emulate?"… https://t.co/NsFpE0lfGN— Longhorn Network (@Longhorn Network) 1593105539.0
Acho's comments follow a list of requests issued by a group of UT athletes that asked the school to replace the song "Eyes of Texas," rename several buildings and make other changes to create a "more inclusive" campus. The athletes have seen support, but also faced resistance from fans.
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Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway