November 07, 2013

Go Sandpeople!

An "Arab" is protesting the Coachella Valley High schools' Mascot as racially insensitive.

A Southern California high school sports' team is not scoring any points for its name, the "Arabs."

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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.

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.

I had something profound I was going to say about this issue, Tusken Raiders and Princess Leia in a metal Bikini.

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But I forget now what the hell it was?

By Howie at 08:53 AM | Comments |