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Confederate Group Thinks Southern Racists Should Be Considered a Race on the 2010 Census

A confederate group is making the best out of the government's evil plot to lock up patriots like Michele Bachmann in internment camps using information gathered in the 2010 Census. The Southern Legal Resource Center, an advocacy group devoted to "defending the rights of southerners to honor their culture and heritage," is telling Americans of "southern ancestry"to write "Confederate Southern Americans" under Race on their Census forms. Why? To end the persecution of white people, of course. In a YouTube video, the group's attorney Kirk David Lyons lays out the philosophical framework for their brave stand:
Every week, I get letters from across this great land of ours, from people of Southern ancestry, who complain of being discriminated against, harassed, humiliated, terminated from employment, their children suspended from schools, simply because they are proud of their confederate ancestry.
Time to organize! He continues:
This community, which (sic) are most accurately called, Confederate Southern Americans, face this type of persecution without legal protection or even sympathetic representation. The SLRC is spearheading a nation wide effort to give people of southern ancestry a voice with legal protection through state and local governments through the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The group expands on their Facebook page:

Are you tired of Anti-Southern discrimination and bigotry directed at Southern people? Are you tired of being called a racist simply because you are proud of the Confederate Battle flag - the symbol of your ancestry and heritage? The Southern Legal Resource Center (SLRC) is asking Southerners to stand up and be counted as "Confederate Southern Americans" on the 2010 US Census. Question #9 on the Census form asks for information on "Race,." The SLRC suggests you check "Other Race" and in the space below write "Confed Southern Am." This will tell the Census that your families National Origin was the Confederate States of America, for four years a nation independent of the United States. Your spouse, may also so declare even if born outside the South. Those sympathetic to the Confederate Southern American Community may also so declare.

What a textbook illustration of conservative grievance ideology at work: 1) Hilarious verbal gymnastics used to avoid stating the obvious (no black people allowed). 2) Puffed up outrage over imagined persecution. 3)  Further outrage over all the special perks that make the lives of minorities so easy 4) Amazing ability to co-opt the language of the Civil Rights movement without exploding from shame. Read the whole article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution here.