1. You might attract more than just "true American Southerners" to your clan. Will you really turn them away? As long as you have their buy-in with whatever your clan philosophy is going to be, take them in.
2. To some people, the confederate south represents states rights, fierce independence, and an indomitable spirit. To others, the confederate south represents racism and slavery. Screen potential members very carefully to make sure you're not accidently attracting racists. Once that stink is on your clan, it can be very difficult to clean it up again. Look to the German themed clans to see how hard it is to move past that once those accusations are in the air.
@Dr Stupid - I would argue that if he only wants "true American Southerners", that screening potential members like you suggested is the only way he can recruit people who might not try to tear into him. :p
You SJWs are merely an enemy army on the other side of the battlefield to us true Southerners. We do not play petty word games and we do not partake in attacking our enemies on the WarLight forum, that would be cowardice.
Vitriol, Teamguns, I will see y'all on the battlefield. The Hysterical Koala, if you blacklisted me so you must be a coward, otherwise I would challenge you to a fight of men. And I mean a distinguished fight between gentlemen not any of this effeminate forum melodrama bullcrap!
You're just another Yankee infantry division to me and I'll get my boys and route you out!
Yeah the expected comments from the expected people on this site.
I don't think having a 'only American southerner' is racist, different clans are built to attract specific types of players the owner wants. Most clans have some basic skill requirements, that doesn't make them all elitist.
Besides, a clan is a private commodity, the owner can choose to accept or decline whoever he wants, I think its reasonable.
But then again, any rhetoric that doesn't lean far left is deemed racist or bigotry these days.