Black Friday

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  1. AuntDolly

    AuntDolly Musculature Gold

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    According to Wiki, the term has been around since the 60s. I don't remember hearing it till the mid-to-late 90s. Even though the country wasn't all butt-hurt and PC at the time, I remember thinking, "Wonder if black people will have an issue with this."

     
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    I don't remember hearing it before then either, probably more of an insider term for retailers before shopping became the country's national pastime
     
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    Do blacks have a problem with "white christmas"?
     
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    #allfridaysmatter
     
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    ...in the 80s electricians and plumbers used to have every other friday or maybe it was every friday off a.k.a. black friday. what was fucked up is it slowed down the work. i dont know when retailers started to use it but the term has been around for a while. the electricians are dark this friday voff
     
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    In 2014, spending volume on Black Friday fell for the first time since the 2008 recession. $50.9 billion was spent during the 4-day Black Friday weekend, down 11% from the previous year. However, the U.S. economy was not in a recession. Christmas creep has been cited as a factor in the diminishing importance of Black Friday, as many retailers now spread out their promotions over the entire months of November and December rather than concentrate them on a single shopping day or weekend. [5]

    The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[6][7] Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation was made: that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss ("in the red") from January through November, and "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or "in the black".[6][8] Contrary to what many believed, Black Friday did not originate from the sales of slaves on the day after Thanksgiving.[9] :haha:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)
     
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