A funny thing about all this craziness about Southern heritage is that there are actually a lot of great
things that the South has contributed to American culture. Lots of great writers, for one thing. A regional cuisine that stands with some of the best in the world. The blues, and jazz and rock and roll. Of course, it bears mentioning that many of these things were invented or perfected by African-Americans, either slaves or the decedents of slaves, but that's also kind of great-- the fact that from one of the worst things about America some of the best things emerged is worth celebrating.