In some alternate universe, this news might be shocking. Well, it would be shocking if it weren’t for the fact that The Stars and Bars flies proudly across certain segments of the U.S. to this day. But why stop there, right?

The Southern Strategy has long had its symbol of pride. And while some claim it’s a matter of heritage . . .

Well, I’ll just say . . .

I’m Black and I know better.

Which is why I can’t say I was surprised at the following news of an effort aimed at the 2010 Census. The Southern Legal Resource Center is leading the way.

via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

by Rhonda Cook

The organization is urging Southerners to declare their “heritage and culture” by classifying themselves as “Confederate Southern Americans” on the line on the form, question No. 9, that asks for race. Check “other” and write “Confed Southern Am” on the line beside it, the group says on its Facebook page and on two YouTube videos.

“A significant number of Southerners identifying themselves as Confederate Southern Americans on the Census form could finally spell the beginning of the end for the discrimination that has been running rampant, especially for the last 20 years or so, against all things Confederate, and for that matter against Southern heritage and identity in general,” SLRC executive director Roger McCredie said in a written statement.

You can read the rest of the article here.

The imagery of the Confederate Flag is offensive to many African-Americans for obvious reasons. Not sure why? Well here’s a clue – some of you might have caught this movie a few years back:

I hear news like that of a Confederate Census, and I think to myself: Wonder how long before “Real Americans” waive a sea of Ole’ Dixie at the next Tea Party or Sarah Palin rally?

Even more, if this is successful, I wonder how the media will flippantly dismiss the Census results when they come in. Oh, don’t worry, they’ll find a way.

Say it loud . . .

I’m a Confederate and I’m proud!

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