Arab Mascot Name to Stay

Nov 17, 2013 12:07 AM

School officials in southern California say the "Arabs" name is here to stay, but the divisive costumed mascot that represents them may be changing.
The Coachella Valley Unified School District in Thermal held a special meeting Friday night ... to address the recent dispute over the Coachella Valley High School Arabs and their bearded, snarling mascot who wears a head scarf.
The District Superintendent said changing the "Arabs" name ... used by the school since the 1920's ... is off the table.
But he said that school officials are open to changing the image represented by the costume ... and plan to make an announcement on its future next week.##


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