In all seriousness, it is valid to want express that you're proud of your family and hometown/homestate/homeland. It is valid to say that you're proud of being Southern but not proud of what the South has done. It's fine to sing sad, terrible songs about how you can't wear your Confederate T-shirt/Swastika armband/Klan hood. Just don't expect anyone to feel sorry for your misguided ass. The country is still a white-centric patriarchy in which minorities are underrepresented in government and media.