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Published November 07, 2013, 12:00 AM

Coachella Valley High School Mascot


In this Nov. 10, 2005 photo, Coachella Valley High School's mascot, "Arab," dances to the band during a pep rally at the school in Thermal, Calif. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is calling on the Southern California high school to get rid of its longstanding mascot that it deems offensive. The mascot has been around since the 1920s and chosen to recognize the area's reliance on date farming, traditionally a Middle Eastern crop. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Marilyn Chung)
Read the article: California high school asked to abandon Arab mascot