A Black Southern Sci-Fi Fan’s Thoughts On HBO’s 'Confederate'

When I first heard about HBO’s proposed series “Confederate,” my reaction was immediate and visceral.

Being African-American —as well as having been born and raised in the South — I know the legacy of the Confederacy is still very much alive and well.

I experience it on an almost daily basis. It is not “alt-history” for me, but a sober reality.

So, I recorded a video to fully articulate my feelings about the proposed HBO series, and why the #NoConfederate protest is NOT censorship (looking at you Judd Apatow), but an exercise in the First Amendment.


Rod Faulkner is a huge sci-fi/fantasy fan as well as the founder of The7thMatrix.com, an ad-free site that promotes independent SF&F web series and short films. Any donation to help the site continue its mission is greatly appreciated.

Rod is also the author of the short film guide 200 Best Online Sci-Fi Short Films.