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LovetheLord
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Texas Longhorn player revolt
I guess this is what happens when you aren’t really relevant anymore.

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remaster916
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
No one is making them stay at Texas. Pull their scholarship if they don't want to participate in team activities.

I'm sure someone will be willing to take that scholarship and free ride through college.


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The Spleen
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
I think it's pretty awesome to see these players recognize their collective power and use that to affect some change. Hope to see it at most schools and institutions in the coming days and weeks.


Bobby OG Johnson
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
Yeah it is producing so many great outcomes for our society

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Robot Santa
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I think it's pretty awesome to see these players recognize their collective power and use that to affect some change. Hope to see it at most schools and institutions in the coming days and weeks


You seriously think letting a bunch of 18-21 year old college students dictate administrative policy at large, public universities that serve tens of thousands of students is a good plan? In what universe? There's a reason student government has very little real power to make binding decisions.


pvilleguru
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
Most of those demands seem reasonable. What's the issue?


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Glorious
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
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Yeah it is producing so many great outcomes for our society


That behavior is abhorrent but highlighting the bad behavior of the few and placing it on an entire group is what got us here in the first place


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bamameister
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
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You seriously think letting a bunch of 18-21 year old college students dictate administrative policy at large, public universities that serve tens of thousands of students is a good plan? In what universe? There's a reason student government has very little real power to make binding decisions.




Welcome to the 1960s. Except that most are still underestimating the mere size of this thing. It's a mighty short walk from the specific discontent on campus to the national pulse of feelings of inequality in the country and around the globe. Sooner or later enough people will figure it out but regardless of which side of the protest a person wants to put himself, this is still one huge theatrical spectacle.


bamameister
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
Sounds like head coach and one of the newly converted Mike Gundy now believes in the power of a bunch of teenagers. Here he is doing the backstroke.



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The Spleen
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
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You seriously think letting a bunch of 18-21 year old college students dictate administrative policy at large, public universities that serve tens of thousands of students is a good plan?



That's not really what they're doing.The changes they're asking for have little to do with policy at large, and would have very little appreciable impact on the entire student body.


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phil4bama
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
Then get leaders from both sides sit down and talk, not once, but regularly. Right now, you've got the PTB that represent the status quo doing what they always do: saying the right things, throwing some money at some topical organizations, and trying to look good and show they care.

The other side is protesting, and demanding to be heard but unfortunately, that attracts every yahoo with an agenda, usually of the extreme and violent variety, or the hucksters and charlatans that use any racial crisis to increase their influence, power, and bank account without ever doing anything for the people they purport to want to help.

Violence isn't the answer. Going through the motions to look good isn't the answer. When are both sides going to get together and have a serious discussion and get some real ideas and plans and a path to real change?

ETA: I'm not talking about the kids either, I'm talking about the ADULTS!
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pvilleguru
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
Yeah. Moore was a huge racist. Painter was the defendant in Sweatt v. Painter. Littlefield was a slave owner, fought for the Confederacy, and seemed to have pushed the Lost Cause.

More diverse statues? Don't see an issue with that.

Add modules to some entry level classes that covers some of the university's racist past? Sounds good. Pretty sure Alabama already does this.

Outreach program for inner cities? Sounds like a good recruiting tool.

More diversity in the hall of fame? Don't know anything about their hall of fame, but that sounds fine.

Donating 0.5% of the athletic earnings to black organizations? Shouldn't be too much of an issue, and probably negotiable as long as it's not against NCAA rules.

Rename part of the stadium after the first black football player? Would anyone actually be against that?

A new fight song that didn't evolve from a minstrel show? Ok.

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RollTide4Ever
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
Thanks to these rebellions, etc. I'm learning of racists I never heard of.


pvilleguru
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
I consider it a good thing that a majority of these people have been forgotten to history.

One of those guys wouldn't let blacks take his classes. Later on he wouldn't give them anything higher than a C.


stomp
Alabama Fan
Bama
Member since Nov 2014
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
It's amazing how many people don't even want small changes. He who is willing to give nothing in a negotiation gains nothing.


14&Counting
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He who is willing to give nothing in a negotiation gains nothing.



You call what we have seen lately negotiating?


Bobby OG Johnson
Member since Apr 2015
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You call what we have seen lately negotiating?




Did I miss any new ISIS style hostage apology videos today while I was away?


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imjustafatkid
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
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Sounds like head coach and one of the newly converted Mike Gundy now believes in the power of a bunch of teenagers. Here he is doing the backstroke.


What a loser.


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pvilleguru
Atlanta United Fan
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
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You call what we have seen lately negotiating?
They aren't on strike. They said they will still practice and play. They just won't do recruiting activities and go to fund raising functions.


imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Texas Longhorn player revolt
It's almost time to give up college football just like I gave up pro sports.


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