Monday, November 25, 2013

Is this Arab mascot really offensive or are some people Overreacting?

So a high school in Coachella, California has been asked to remove their "Arab" mascot as it is deemed "offensive and stereotypical," the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee snet a letter to the school to remove their mascot which they've had since the 1920's. The Arab mascot was chosen to recognize the area's reliance on date farming which is a Middle Eastern crop, the nearby community of Mecca also pays homage to the Middle East, yes everyone there is a Mecca in California.(link)

Does anyone think it's really that offensive? I know about their date crops as every year the city of Mecca holds a date festival/carnival and it's a lot of fun. They have camel rides and a huge amount of date based items it was a lot of fun for us date lovers.

3 comments :

  1. Having an Arab per se is not offensive, however the way he looks does perpetuate a lot of stereotypes. They could just update the imagery.

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  2. I feel it's offensive so be honest

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  3. that is extremely offensive, I couldn't imagine anyone being okay with a mascot representing their race.

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