So i’ve noticed for the past four plus years that these Black Friday sales have gotten out of control. Sales use to start at midnight on Friday and in recent years…they’re starting ON Thanksgiving, TF?
It’s been said that black Friday was recognized in the 1860s when Southern plantation owners could by slaves (Black people) at a discounted price. Along with that came public humiliation and even more disrespect towards black people. What is considered an “official” story/origin of black Friday is when retail owners would profit (going black) during Black Friday and holiday season but have losses ( go red) all year around.
Once upon a time ago, Black Friday sales started on thee actual Friday, but it’s crept it’s way into Thanksgiving, starting at 8 PM, to 7 PM, to 6 PM, and to 5 friggin PM! How are you suppose to enjoy your time with your family for Thanksgiving if you have to go early Christmas shopping in the middle of your Thanksgiving dinner? Now, I know all families are different but in the black community, 6 PM is when people are still eating, playing bingo, spades, left right center and whatever other games that we play for the holidays. Who wants to cut their dinner short just to go in the store with hectic crazy people to get gifts? There is this famous contraption called the Internet where you can purchase items on line versus going in the store to buy them. 😯😱 crazy right!
I, personally believe that since Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday it gets looked over. Christmas trees get brought out as soon Halloween is over 🙄 BUT people surely take advantage of being off work for Thanksgiving AND the day before AND the day after.
If people want to use Thanksgiving as a reason to have dinner with their families there’s always Sunday dinner. I feel like if you not gon celebrate or acknowledge the day, then you should take ya ass to work…if it’s open!
I’ll let y’all in on a little secret, if you shop online, you get early access to Black Friday specials on Monday, at least. I’ve been catching deals since Monday and now that it’s actual Thanksgiving, it’s the same deals. 😒
I’m just saying put some respect on the day or “holiday” and actually cherish it and be thankful for your family..hence “thanks”—giving lol. And if you really want to catch sales..just online shop, or risk your life and sanity by going into Walmart, where all the crazies go lol.