A Southern Ca high school’s “Arab” mascot -- a mustachioed man with a scraggly beard and hooked nose -- will be the topic of discussion throughout a special board meeting Friday night time after recently being..." />

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“Arab” Mascot Discussion Tonight

November 15th, 2013

Region officials will discuss Coachella Area High School’s mascot, the “Arab, ” Friday evening at a specific board meeting. The mascot received fire from an Arab-American city rights organization in November 2013.

A Southern California high school’s “Arab” mascot — a mustachioed man with a scraggly facial beard and hooked nose — will be the topic of discussion during a specific board meeting Friday evening after recently being called into query for stereotyping.

The board is scheduled to meet at 6 p. m. at the Coachella Valley High School gym, according to the school district.

The controversy began when Abed A. Ayoub, the particular American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s director associated with legal and policy affairs, had written a letter to the district upon Nov. 1 saying that cartoons of the mascot around the Thermal, Calif. campus, were “examples of gross stereotyping, which must not be tolerated, and should immediately be addressed. ”

Coachella Area Unified School District Superintendent Doctor Darryl Adams will lead tonight’s discussion, according to the meeting agenda.

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