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Is Black Friday racist?

Postby Makko Oko » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:47 pm

In North America, there is a "holiday" referred to as Black Friday. It is the biggest day of the year for sales. A hot take potentially, given the name, do you think the name of the day should be changed? Maybe "Sales Day" or "Giving Sales Day" or something that is not as hot. It is reported that Black Friday is titled what it is because "[...] retailers operated at a financial loss for most of the year and made their profits during the holiday shopping season, which begins the day after Thanksgiving. In accounting, when financial losses are written down they were traditionally written in red ink. When profits were written down in the accounting books, they were traditionally written in black ink. So, on the day after Thanksgiving, retailers are “in the black.” While this theory may not be entirely true, it should be pointed out that most retailers do make a profit throughout the year, however many report that their profits from the holiday season exceed their profits from the rest of the year." - Source

To be honest, I am not attached to the name and am open to a change, however are the rest of you? That is the question. There are no credible or verified reports that it has a negative or racist connotation, however the name in this day and age could use an overhaul. You never hear of "White Tuesday" or "Latino Mondays", so it is something to think about.
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Postby Floofybit » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:49 pm

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Postby Bradfordville » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:50 pm

It's Friday of color. Not black Friday.
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Postby Floofybit » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:52 pm

It's as racist as black cherries
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Postby Foxyshire » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:54 pm

Floofybit wrote:It's as racist as black cherries

How racist are black cherries?
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Postby Simonia » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:56 pm

Why would you think Black Friday is racist? It's just a color. Have you heard of Cyber Monday?
Bradfordville wrote:It's Friday of color. Not black Friday.

Floofybit wrote:It's as racist as black cherries

Exactly.
Foxyshire wrote:
Floofybit wrote:It's as racist as black cherries

How racist are black cherries?

Not racist at all.
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Postby Fort Bowers » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:57 pm

No Patrick, Black Friday is not racist.
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Postby Saarenmaa » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:57 pm

Is white day racist, definitely not, that's why Black Friday is not racist, I'm surprised people think everything is racist, lol
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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:58 pm

How about we not go on a wild goose chase about a non-issue that doesn't even bother anyone?

Foxyshire wrote:
Floofybit wrote:It's as racist as black cherries

How racist are black cherries?


Not at all.
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Postby Foxyshire » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:00 pm

Simonia wrote:Not racist at all.

Black cherries sound very egalitarian, humans can learn a thing or two from them.
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Postby Makko Oko » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:00 pm

Simonia wrote:Why would you think Black Friday is racist? It's just a color. Have you heard of Cyber Monday?
Bradfordville wrote:It's Friday of color. Not black Friday.

Floofybit wrote:It's as racist as black cherries

Exactly.
Foxyshire wrote:How racist are black cherries?

Not racist at all.


I have heard of Cyber Monday however it also is not a color. To be fair however I asked if it was, my OP did state it has no verifiable negative past, meaning I never stated that it was racist. Mainly a question on if there could be a better name for the event or not.
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Postby Saarenmaa » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:00 pm

Floofybit wrote:It's as racist as black cherries


Black is by definition racist, so it should be abolished. :p
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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:00 pm

Saarenmaa wrote:Is white day racist, definitely not, that's why Black Friday is not racist, I'm surprised people think everything is racist, lol


There's no evidence that anyone actually thought Black Friday was racist. OP's just trying to stir shit about nothing.
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Postby Cloud-Cuckoo-Land » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:00 pm

Simonia wrote:Not racist at all.

You sound like a racist apologist. /s

You know what is racist? Black Protests in Poland. Think of the children...
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Postby Han Tom Alechia » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:01 pm

Black, in economic terms, means profit. Not someone's skin color.
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Postby Makko Oko » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:02 pm

Han Tom Alechia wrote:Black, in economic terms, means profit. Not someone's skin color.


I always thought profit was green
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Postby Cloud-Cuckoo-Land » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:03 pm

Makko Oko wrote:
Han Tom Alechia wrote:Black, in economic terms, means profit. Not someone's skin color.


I always thought profit was green

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What?
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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:04 pm

Makko Oko wrote:
Han Tom Alechia wrote:Black, in economic terms, means profit. Not someone's skin color.


I always thought profit was green


"In the black" meaning profitable is a real thing.
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Postby Fresola » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:05 pm

Cuba 2022 RP wrote:What?

My same thoughts.
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