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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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?
It's "blacksmith" because their job involves working with iron. Iron is also known as "black metal" because of its color after being heated.
thief: interesting. i did not know that. We CAN learn new things, even here on Hub pages. thanks
That makes sense, thanks for the input.
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.
Well in that case smash the racist Black Friday shoppers, and stores along with http://danetteclark.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/ra...
that's a new 1 on me. PB&J? I would think watermelon would B the 1 to B considered racist?
It was deemed to be racial because not all cultures eat PB&J. Not that that makes any sense, but that was the reasoning she used to declare it racial. Me thinks she doesn't have enough to do or think about coming up with ideas like this one.
And all this time i thought eating PB&J was confined 2 the poor since i come from a large white family whose kids ate a lot of PB&J. Funny (strange) how we all view such simple things so differently
d.william - I grew up thinking PB&J was a delicacy. I still prefer this over a fast-food burger any day. I would have never thought that a primary food like PB&J would hit the endangered list.
I agree with that.
That makes perfect sense and I knew that. I was just commenting on all the strange things deemed to be racial these days.
I knew you knew that! I'm just sick of what people think is racial, especially in politics right now. Can't criticize bad politics because our president is half black. Ignorant.
tigerbaby777 - It has reached the point where anything we say or do may be deemed racial in nature. That is why I questioned why nobody is challenging the term "Black Friday" as possibly being a racial comment. I appreciate your input.
the political "correctness" thing started long before Obama came on the scene, & hasn't changed much over the years. People need to just get over it.
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.
Didn't used to be crowds until after 9am. Nobody brought children or husbands few had makeup on. It was time to leave when the madeup crowd began to arrive.
That is funny. I never heard of the makeup crowd before.
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.
Thanks, With all the other racial accusations flying around today I was just curious why this one escaped the list.
"Black Halloween" would be a GREAT name for a band.
RBJ33 - I saw where retailers who have a dismal "Black Friday" will most likely be out of business after the first of the year. I too disagree with "Black Thursday." There are days that stores should close to give their employees time off.