Americana, Census, Civil Rights Bill of 1964, Confederate Southern American, Racial Politics, The Confederacy, The South, Virginia
The seal of the Confederate States of America
The Southern Legal Resource Center wants to use the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 to protect the civil rights of a generally unrecognized minority. It wants persons of Southern Confederate ancestry to be recognized as a racial group. Sounds fair to me. But what about more recently arrived Confederates like myself? I was born in Pennsylvania, and my ancestors were all residing in Lithuania at the time of the late unpleasantness, but I currently do claim citizenship in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Shouldn’t more recent immigrants be able to claim “Confederate Southern American” status via naturalization?
I guess I’ll just have to fill out my census form as suggested, and take my chances.
Via Federal Eye.