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News Story Source: https://www.dailymail.co, By ARIEL ZILBER
A nearly 200-year-old battle cry adopted by students at a San Antonio university has become the latest victim of 'woke cancel culture' after a professor said it perpetuated racist stereotypes against Mexicans and was used by pro-gun activists.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has banned the 'Come and Take It' chant from its college football games and other athletic events after a petition denouncing it garnered hundreds of signatures.
On social media, critics accused the university president of making a 'spineless decision' to ban the phrase.
The school's president, Taylor Eighmy, sent an email to all students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday announcing that the school would no longer allow the phrase to be featured as a rallying cry on flags and banners.
At UTSA football games in San Antonio, a large 'Come and Take It' flag is traditionally unfurled in the student section at the start of the fourth quarter
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