Remove offensive slogan steeped in racist history from the UTSA RACE Center

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Monica Riojas
Sep 9, 2021
Graduate of UTSA and I’m glad to sign this petition.

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Dolores East
Aug 22, 2021
Because an institution of higher learning shouldn't be so ignorant and insensitive.

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Dee Villarrubia
Aug 17, 2021
I Dislike the very pugnacious sign.

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M Oliva
Aug 12, 2021
Deciding to use this slogan was a bad and uninformed decision.

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Ricardo De Leon
Aug 12, 2021
When I attended UTSA (BA'99) one of the principles which it espoused was the that "the University should be a better place than the community around it", to paraphrase. This does not make it a better place. It seems tone-deaf even in the context of sports and athletics.

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Carmen Tafolla
Aug 12, 2021
I'm tired of being beat down by the old stereotypes and myths of the Alamo and "freedom" when it is an offensive, exclusionary, and false history.

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Randy Donald
Aug 12, 2021
This is all a bunch of bullshit.
Santa Anna ordered citizens of Gonzalez to surrender a cannon they had for protection from hostile Indians. They defiled his order. Your interpretation of this as being anti-Hispanic is wild imagination. How does slavery fit in?
The only reason I am signing is so folks can know you are re-writing history for your purposes.

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Tannie Low
Aug 11, 2021
Absolutely ridiculous an educational institution would choose to further the racist legacies their students’ generation is dedicated to abolishing.

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Manuel Garza
Aug 11, 2021
Take It Down

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Dominic Gonzalez
Aug 11, 2021
The CATI flag is an anti-Mexican symbol. It's usage on campus goes against UTSA's commitment to inclusion. From the UTSA website...

Our Commitment to Inclusivity

The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.