I can understand Roland Martin's sentiment here. However, I don't think he quite hit the mark with his explanation which in my opinion shows some lack of research on this issue before presenting his argument.
What I agree with: The Confederacy was in fact not only a terrorist organization but committed sedition and used the arguement of states rights over the Constitution and the Federal government. Putting this into context of today, we know that the Tea Party and their ranks use many of the same arguments in disagreement with the current administration.
What I don't agree with: Comparison to the Nazis and the struggle of the Jews. This was a play to get the sympathy of whites. I don't think his goal should've been to convince white people of the audacity of this garbage. They already know, many of them are involved. Pointless comparison in my view. It was however a prime opportunity when historical instruction could've been given via CNN to black people.
Missing are the key points that it was the Confederacy former military who formed the terrorist groups, White Citizens Council (the political arm), Klux Klux Klan (the Terroristic/military arm). Not only did these people conspire within the South to violate and commit genocide against people of African descent, they used the state and federal laws to do it. Also some notable members of the Klan and Citizen's Councils included federal judges, police officers, federal employees and at least one Supreme Court judge in the 1920's (I can't recall his name) who admitted that he was part of the White Citizens Council. The stories are there and if some whites were not in these organizations they ACTIVELY supported them by their actions towards African Americans particularly and non-whites in general. They violated the human rights of millions of people willfully and with malice. I can't honor that.
There was no honor in what those people did to my relatives and my people, to the United States of America by committing sedition and violating human rights. They should not be celebrated, but remembered for their treasonist acts and how bad they were. Yes bad meaning bad.