Charges Of ‘Orientalist Stereotyping’ Force High School To Change ‘Arabs’ Mascot

The genie has also been sent to the ash heap of history.

A group of Arab-Americans on a quest to find and eliminate discrimination against Arab-Americans has forced a high school in California to retire its mascot honoring Arabs.

The school that caved is Coachella Valley High School, reports The Desert Sun.

Coachella Valley High, which is located in the Southern California desert about 25 miles from Palm Springs, will no longer feature its Arab mascot at football games and the like.

The retired Arab wore a traditional Middle Eastern headdress and had a long, hook nose and a thick, nefarious-looking mustache and beard. The mascot frequently appeared during halftime shows alongside a female genie who belly danced.


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