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“Confederate Southern-American” isn’t a protected class.

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It's illegal to discriminate in hiring, firing, promotions or pay because of a person's national origin. Courts have said national origin must refer to a country where the person was born or from which his or her ancestors came. In one recent case, a company fired a factory worker after he refused to remove Confederate flag stickers from his truck and lunch box that said "The South Was Right." He sued, saying the company discriminated against him based on his "Confederate Southern-American" national origin. But this court, like others, rejected the idea that Confederate is a legitimate "national origin." The court said he was fired legally for insubordination. (Storey v. Burns Int'l Security Services, No. 390 F.3d 760, 3rd Cir., 2004)

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