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Coachella Valley High School parts with controversial mascot

Coachella Valley mascot

Coachella Valley High School

A physical education uniform available for $15 through Coachella Valley High School's web store shows "The Arab" mascot, which has become the center of a controversy.

A Riverside County high school has parted ways with its controversial "Arab" mascot.

The bearded, snarling mascot has existed since the 1920s, but did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season opening football game on Friday.

In November of last year, the mascot came under fire when the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee sent a letter to the school district claiming that the mascot was stereotypical.


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