Stand Up and Be Discounted
The Colbert Report scores! No, wait — they’re on vacation this week. So hats off to the Onion for another outstanding — hold on, not them either.
Well, somebody gets credit, because a video as awesome as this couldn’t possibly be real:
I am Kirk David Lyons, chief trial counsel of the Southern Legal Resource Center. Every single week, the Southern Legal Resource Center receives 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 school — simply because they are proud of their Confederate ancestry.
What to do when you’re “faced with this type of persecution without legal protection”? Simple: Declare yourself a “Confederate Southern American” on the Census! Or “Confed Southern Am”, since the race question on the form only allows 19 characters.
“We can start the process to give the Southern community here in America a voice again,” says Mr. Lyons. Because lord knows that Southerners have been silent for far too long.