Coachella Valley High School

Coachella Valley High School has retired the controversial mascot some said was offensive to Arabs. (credit: CBS)

Coachella Valley High School Drops Controversial Arab Mascot

A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot was also retired.


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Coachella Valley High To Keep ‘Arabs’ Name, May Change Mascot

School officials in Southern California say the “Arabs” name is here to stay, but the divisive costumed mascot that represents them may be changing.


Coachella Valley High School has long used the "Arab" mascot with traditional Arab head covering, but recently changed its website to reflect an updated mascot. (Photo courtesy CVUSD)

Special Meeting Will Discuss High School’s Controversial Arab Mascot

A special meeting will be held to discuss the growing controversy over a Southern California high school’s longstanding Arab mascot.