A Southern California high school sports' team is not scoring any points for its name, the "Arabs."The problem is that the mascot is not an Arab, its a Genie. A badass menacing looking Genie. I think I should always captitalze the word Genie to ward off, you know, curses and stuff. But I digress. Wait a minute, did they say Belly Dancing? Um, yeah yeah they did.
In a letter this month, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee accused the school of stereotyping and demanded a name change. The group is also seeking a change of the Coachella Valley High School mascot.
The group said it was "shocked to learn that the Arab" is the official mascot of the high school in Thermal. "Continued use of the 'Arab' mascot perpetuates demeaning stereotypes of Arabs and Arab Americans," it said. "Coachella Valley High School's gross stereotyping cannot be tolerated." The school has a mascot that "depicts a man with a large nose, heavy beard, and wearing" a traditional head covering, the group said. During halftime, "a female dressed as belly dancer entertains the mascot by dancing for him," it added.
Posted by: ConanDTexan at November 07, 2013 11:55 AM
1) fuck you.
Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at November 07, 2013 12:21 PM
Damn puhblik skool edjookayshun! They were meant to be called the Scarabs,but someone forgot the (S) and the (C). Course, now we kind of like the Genie mascot better than a beetle that rolls around a ball of dung.
Posted by: Principal of Coachella Valley High School at November 07, 2013 03:08 PM
Posted by: EROWMER at November 07, 2013 06:15 PM
The Florida sun here...
I've Got Sunburn Lotion Right Here!
Posted by: Kafiroon at November 07, 2013 09:06 PM
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