At Rancid Andy's blog, Melanie asks, "Why can’t 'southern pride and heritage' ever refer to things like greens and cornbread, sweet potato pie, and some fiddle music? That would be the kind of southern pride and heritage I could get behind."
Nobody is saying Southern pride and heritage (or, more accurately, Southern culture) can't refer to or include these things, Melanie, sugah. The reason you don't see an effort to preserve and defend greens and cornbread and fiddle music is because there is not an orchestrated, concerted campaign attacking them and attempting to eradicate them. (Although you do sometimes see attempts to appropriate them.)
There is a widespread, ongoing, well-financed war against Confederate heritage and remembrance, which includes attacks on those who wish to honor and/or preserve and defend Confederate heritage. Did you not know this, Melanie, sugah?