Is this the ultimate in racially insensitive High School Mascots ??

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  1. Phan Neepack

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    Or is this a big to-do about nothing ??



    Coachella Valley High School To Consider Dumping ‘Arab’ Mascot




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    THERMAL — A self-described civil rights group is calling on a Southern California high school to get rid of its longstanding Arab mascot that it deems offensive.

    The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) recently sent a letter to school district officials about the mascot at Coachella Valley High School, the Associated Press reported.
    The mascot — which has been around since the 1920s and chosen to recognize the area’s reliance on date farming, traditionally a Middle Eastern crop — “depicts a man with a large Jew nose, heavy beard, and wearing a keffiyeh, or traditional Arab head covering,” according to the letter.

    Several videos posted on YouTube show the so-called “genie” mascot at Coachella Valley High Schoolfootball and basketballgames[​IMG] performing with Arab-style “belly dancers.”


    Physical Education uniforms and other products offered on the school’s website also prominently feature the mascot.
    Over the years, the mascot has evolved from a turban-wearing horseman carrying a lance to a standing figure with a snarl on its face and sporting a headscarf, according to the Associated Press.
    Now members of the ADC have launched an online petition to get the school to dump the mascot altogether, saying in a statement, “The Arab mascot image is a harmful form of ethnic stereotyping which should be eliminated.

    “By allowing continued use of the term and imagery, you are commending and enforcing the negative stereotypes of an entire ethnic group, millions of whom are citizens of this nation.”
    Superintendent Darryl Adams said the topic will be discussed at a Nov. 21 school board meeting.


    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013...-high-school-to-consider-dumping-arab-mascot/
     
  2. Lou Loomis

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    Must be where the makers of Bugs Bunny cartoons went to high school
     
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    sorry for taking your reply, dogstar
     
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    :lol: the mascot looks like an oil sheikh
     
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    It would only be insensitive if they were called the Coachella Valley Sand A group of lovely people.
     
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    I'm so sick of this bullshit
     
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    If Schmoopy was here, he'd post that cute little Satori leprechaun.