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so "Black" Friday really is historically racist?



Watching morning show saying that name came from Philly cops in the 1960s based on the influx of black shoppers hitting the deals after Thanksgiving.

Well ain't that something. ....







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I thought it came from stores getting in the black for the year due to high volume of sales.





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So are Boxing Day sales because a bunch of poor fighters rushed to hit all the sales?





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The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".






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I'm 48 and never heard that racist fairy tale until today.





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Me neither

But would that really surprise you from Philadelphia police?






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I thought it came from stores getting in the black for the year due to high volume of sales.


This.






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And at the bottom of this thread pops up an ad for a GoPro camera "Black Edition". How can we be racist when we make them their own camera? Wait... Oh, never mind.





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dallastiger55
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i remember last year a black city council member here in Dallas prostested and walked out of a meeting because another member said something about a black hole referring to the citys debt.

he said it was racist. I f'ing hate when they do that shite. not everythings about race you idiots. Black is a color and has an alternate meaning.

what would happen if white people protested when people said the words White House, White lie, white lighting, give me a break






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i remember last year a black city council member here in Dallas prostested and walked out of a meeting because another member said something about a black hole referring to the citys debt


Was it John Wiley Price? That POS was re-elected in a landslide and he is under about 200 federal indictments.






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stores getting in the black for the year due to high volume of sales
Anyone saying otherwise is indeed racist.






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sounds like another word needs to be used so as not to confuse the word "black" with "blacks"...something so that's there's misunderstanding





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Was it John Wiley Price? That POS was re-elected in a landslide and he is under about 200 federal indictments



yes, i hate that MF'er. I hope he goes to the pen for a long time and his dumbass voters will still vote for him. if you ask me thats racist



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Doesn't matter if it's true. In 5 years, we'll have to call it something else now....all because of this thread.





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I would have asked for a link.





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came from Philly cops in the 1960s based on the influx of black shoppers hitting the deals after Thanksgiving.

Well ain't that something. ....


Sounds logical






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I thought it came from stores getting in the black for the year due to high volume of sales.


That's what I always understood it to be.






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Festus
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Link?





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Race only matters to racists. Since the election the media has shown their true intention regarding race.


Its about moving out of the red and into the black in the accounting ledger.






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Black is a color


Wat






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