Since 1910

It has been a tradition.  Coachella Valley High School’s mascot is an “Arab”:

The caricature adorns school buildings and signs. The library is decorated with cartoony Middle Eastern characters riding a large book like a magic carpet. At halftime of football games, a dastardly, big-headed mascot watches a girl in harem attire do the “Genie Dance.”

Just another day in post-racial America, I guess. Story from Indian Country Today.


One thought on “Since 1910

  1. Funny thing is, NPR did a story about this and many people wrote comments saying that since the school is basically 100% Latino, they couldn’t possibly be racially insensitive. Really…

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