A look at controversial ethnic mascots in sports, what teams did after complaints against them

  • by: AMY TAXIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 3:10 PM

THERMAL, Calif. — A California high school is redesigning its mascot of an Arab after an Arab-American group complained that the portrayal of a snarling, mustached man is steeped in offensive stereotypes. Coachella Valley High School, however, wants to keep the mascot to reflect the region east of Los Angeles' date-growing history.

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