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Why isn't the term "Black Friday" considered racist?


By now most of you have been covered up with advertising for "Black Friday" specials at the stores and on the internet. Based on recent events where harmless labels have been deemed racist, I am surprised nobody has jumped on this one. People of both sexes and all races take advantage of these money saving sales, yet the common term all over the country contains the word "Black." Perhaps this has already been challenged by some group or other and I have just not been made aware of that happening. Could it be that a touch of greed makes it not wise to stir the pot?

 

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    Mike (Old Poolman) 3 years ago

    d.william - Great point regarding the term "black smith." I have no idea where that came from, and every "black smith" I have met was white. It just seems the PC Police miss nothing these days, and I wonder why they leave this one alone?


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 3 years ago

    That makes sense, thanks for the input.

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    Mike (Old Poolman) 3 years ago

    tsadjatko - I asked this question after I read the hub about Peanut Butter and Jelly being termed "racist" at that school in Oregon. If Peanut Butter and Jelly can make it onto the racial hit list, I figured for sure that Black Friday would too.


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 3 years ago

    I agree with that.

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    Mike (Old Poolman) 3 years ago

    That makes perfect sense and I knew that. I was just commenting on all the strange things deemed to be racial these days.


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 3 years ago

    I personally have never gone shopping on Black Friday, and most likely never will. It is not worth it to me to fight those crowds and the traffic.


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 3 years ago

    Hxprof - I am really curious how the PC Police decide what to go after and what to ignore. I have never seen their rule book in writing. I'm sure it would make interesting reading.

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    Mike (Old Poolman) 3 years ago

    Thanks, With all the other racial accusations flying around today I was just curious why this one escaped the list.

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    Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) 3 years ago

    "Black Halloween" would be a GREAT name for a band.

    ...just sayin'.


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