"The old lyrics “marginalized” some students."
Say what you will about the USSR, but they had the music thing figured out. The left's musical propaganda in the US begins and ends with elderly leftists singing "We Will Overcome".
So when they took a whack at making a fight song more inclusive, they ruined it completely.
The University of Utah has agreed to change the lyrics to its 114-year-old “Utah Man” fight song after some students complained it was sexist and oppressive – this despite the fact that most people who weighed in on the issue did not want it to be altered.
But the old lyrics “marginalized” some students and the campus wanted to be more “inclusive,” an administrator told the Salt Lake Tribune.
That always leads to good things.
The new lyrics were developed by a committee of faculty, students and alumni after the student government in April passed a resolution declaring the “Utah Man” song “can reasonably be interpreted as (a) reminder of a status given to male students or men as representatives of all students, even though many students … do not identify as men or being a man.”
Some identify as Pajama Boys.
The students also voted to change a stanza in that song that proclaimed “our coeds are the fairest.”
“This phrase can be reasonably interpreted as objectifying women on campus while also supporting a hierarchy built on complexion and skin tone, privileging a light or ‘fair’ appearance,” the resolution stated.
Social justice warriors are why we can't have nice things. So how does the song scan now? About what you would expect from a committee of social justice warriors.
"I am a Utah man, sir, and I live across the green." is now "I am a Utah fan and I live across the green."
"Our coeds are the fairest and each one’s a shining star" is now, "Our students are the finest”.
They were going to go with "Brightest" but they wisely changed their minds.
"No other gang of college men dare meet us in the muss" is now “No rival band of college fans”
I'm sure the results would have been more inspiring if it were an anthem of the hardworking diverse tranny coal miners of Berkeley.