University of Texas - Sensitive topic- LONG BeachFAN Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 236 Likes Received: 287 Mar 7, 2021 #1 Please read this before responding. Keep in mind it's 2021 not 1721... https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/emails-show-texas-donors-threatened-to-stop-supporting-university-over-eyes-of-texas-controversy/ I find this state of mind horrifying, yet weirdly 100% predictable and authentic after living in Texas the past 2 years and after surviving the recent weather event where it was literally everyman for himself. My question is/would be to any University of Texas recruits and/or commits and current players that aren't Caucasian is "how can you continue to consider a commitment or participation with the University of Texas as an athlete when you're forced to accept a philosophy of blatant and outward racism?" Personally Im shocked and disgusted and angry and pissed off and about 50 other emotions from reading that garbage. The overt racism I see in Texas is beyond incredible and disgusting. Anyone thinking of moving here that's not Caucasian or that isn't racist should think twice. You thing I'm kidding? The very first "joke" I was told after moving here from So Cal due to work issues, was... "You know what they call (insert degrotary term for african americans) in Plano don't ya? they are Plain ol' (degrogatory term for african americans)". I was standing in a group with 5 other white guys who were all chuckling. Several were 6'5 250, so what am I going to do? I just stood there not laughing figuring out who to punch first, then I figured some were packing guns and I wasn't so what's the point. Im still pissed off two years later and not friends with any of those douche bags. I'd be shocked if this hasn't already been brought up in discussions with potential recruits but how in the "F" could you (the athlete) be ok with this state of mind when there are hundreds of other options? OR is the thought, EVERY school is the same, should we actually respect Texas alums for at least stating this? (if this is the case Im again sick and pissed off and angry). While there is entire other issue of Sarkisaian accepting this job with the tacit understanding and approval of this behavior, I don't care about him. Maybe this is too heavy of a topic to cover on this board. I don't know. Thoughts?