The Washington Redskins may be the most notable sports team clinging to an offensive name, but they are hardly the only squad in America with a distasteful mascot that will make you shake your head. Listed are a few other past and present mascots that should make you wonder what their creators were thinking. Some are more disrespectful than others, but all seem a bit off.
Coachella Valley Arabs
A California high school faced mounting pressure to change its team name back in 2014. The Coachella Valley Arabs mascot was deemed offensive to many Arab-Americans. After 10 months of collaboration with the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Coachella Valley High School Arabs were changed to the Mighty Arabs. ADC lobbied officials at Coachella Valley Unified School District for over a year to amend the school’s team name and drop its mascot — a grimacing face that many Arab-Americans said promoted negative stereotypes.