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Arab-Americans Not Happy About California High School Mascot

Coachella Valley High School has an "Arab" as its mascot

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Coachella Valley High School has everything you'd expect on a Southern California campus: palm trees, sunny walkways, outdoor lunch gazebos and a seemingly endless stream of chatty teenagers to soak it all in.

What might catch you off guard, though, are its towering murals that depict scenes more likely to be found on the pages of "One Thousand and One Nights" than the walls of a high school building. Among them, a man and woman dressed in tiny vests and harem pants sitting atop a textbook-turned-magic carpet.