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|I would have to disagree with the sentiment of Confederate reenactors being racist. The reason behind this. Several years ago I attended an event in Mississippi. Across the road from the event site was a bar-b-que joint/bar. This was owned by an African-Amercian gentleman. While we were going to camp on that Friday night one of the employees hollered at us telling us that they sold bar-b-que plates for $5.00. I along with several in our unit, in our Confederate uniforms,went over to the establishment, ordered our food, and drank several beers. I couldn't help but notice that the man working behind the bar told us to watch the place, and he went out by the door and was telling all the participants that were walking by, about the plate lunches. No Federals even came over there. There were some (Federals) that even walked faster and acted like they didn't hear him. Saturday was the funnest. There were nothing but Confederates at the establishment,that evening. Not once did I see any one in a Federal uniform. That Sunday I talked to one of the gentleman that worked there, and he said "that not one of those damn yankees ever stepped foot across the street." That man was funny to talk to. He added that the establishment made more money that weekend than it made monthly. He invited us back,and you know what? That bar-b-que was extremely tasty. I am looking foward to eating there again. He was a nice person and there was respect going both ways. i heard several yessir and nosirs coming from both the Confederates, the patrons and employees.