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Black Friday, A Racist Term?
Black Friday Ads ^ | 11/23/2012 | Anon

Posted on 11/23/2012 1:39:01 PM PST by Young Werther

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: historical; racism
I was coming back from Walmart where there are a bunch of Black Friday items. As I drove home I saw that the golf course was full of floggers with White Balls! It got me to thinkin' bout racial terms
1 posted on 11/23/2012 1:39:11 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: Young Werther

White balls,,,,,,,,,,genetic mutation ?


2 posted on 11/23/2012 1:41:56 PM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: Young Werther

Zzzzzzzzz ...


3 posted on 11/23/2012 1:43:08 PM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Young Werther

African-American Friday.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 1:44:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Young Werther

Not racist, it refers to this being the day that will determine whether most stores end the year with a profit, or “in the black”.


5 posted on 11/23/2012 1:46:14 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Young Werther

Black Friday is a stupid term, not a racist one. What’s so black about it? Anyone who doesn’t want to fight the crowds is free to stay home. It makes a ton of money for the stores. Most husbands get a nice quiet day without the wife (ducking for cover!).

We should call it Awesome Friday!

Now, if we were forced to go shopping on this day, we’d need to call it “The Red Hour” (Star Trek reference...if you don’t get it, I can’t explain it to you.)


6 posted on 11/23/2012 1:46:45 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Young Werther

In keeping with current demographic realities, recommend change to Illegal Friday.


7 posted on 11/23/2012 1:50:13 PM PST by twister881
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To: Young Werther

Thank you.

I was just trying explain to my 11 year old daughter
what Black Friday is.

This should help.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Young Werther
Black Friday, A Racist Term?

Of course it is, and to make it perfectly clear, we should use the obviously proper terminology:

Negro Friday

Accountants would be allowed to use entirely lower case letters.

9 posted on 11/23/2012 1:57:07 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Young Werther

Remember about 25-30 years ago when ghetto folks were wishing each other a “Black” Christmas?


10 posted on 11/23/2012 1:58:49 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Navy Patriot
1. Literally, the German word for the color black.

2. Derogatory Yiddish slang for black person, equivalent to the N-word.

11 posted on 11/23/2012 2:00:40 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Young Werther
what's next... Little Black Book???
12 posted on 11/23/2012 2:02:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Young Werther
I for one am sick of the tired claim that things with the word "black" in them are all negative, and therefore racist, while all things with the term "white" in them are universially positive, and therefore equally racist.

Just a few moments thought produces these counter examples:

A profitable business is "In the Black" (and the source of the "Black Friday" name)

A Soiree of the very highest class is "A Black Tie Affair"

A clear and unmistakable rule or fact is said to be "Black Letter", as "It's Black Letter Law..."

To cover up a shameful act in a sleazy way is to "White wash the affair"

A useless and unwanted item is a "White Elephant"

The universal symbol of surrender is a "White Flag"

I am sure others here can supply additional examples.
13 posted on 11/23/2012 2:03:38 PM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Young Werther

Of course it is...

But Black Panthers, Congressional Black Caucus, and the Nationall Association for the Advancement of Colored People obviously aren’t...

Stop the planet, I want off.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 2:04:57 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Chode
what's next... Little Black Book???

Whatever ya do stay away from "Black Box".

15 posted on 11/23/2012 2:07:55 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Young Werther

It’s racist in a “skull full of mush” sort of way.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 2:08:17 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Young Werther

You know, if one looks under rocks for racism, they will find it. The underside of rocks are black. Get that shovel and wheelbarrow. You’re in for a long time of hard work.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 2:08:29 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: Rebel_Ace

White wedding. Using white out to correct a mistake. Whitewall tires were a luxury item.

Being black balled was a form of ostracism... A black day in history...

Plenty of stupid Rorschach style linguistics to go around....


18 posted on 11/23/2012 2:08:29 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse
Stop the planet, I want off.

Careful, don't step in a "Black Hole" out there.

19 posted on 11/23/2012 2:09:50 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Young Werther

Better tell Steely Dan.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 2:10:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Young Werther

I believe in the future it will called “Rainbow Friday”.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 2:12:17 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: Young Werther

Obama’s fault.


22 posted on 11/23/2012 2:13:44 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: Navy Patriot
hummm, guess i'm safe as i haven't ordered anything from them since 1999...
23 posted on 11/23/2012 2:18:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Bryanw92

The Black in Black Friday is for black ink. Once upon a time accountants put debits in red ink and credits in black ink. On Black Friday your ledgers were full of credits listed in lovely black ink. You made a profit. Hurray for Profit!


24 posted on 11/23/2012 2:18:42 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Revolting cat!

My son told me that today. It is funny and I may start using it just to be a jerk to overly sensitive liberals.


25 posted on 11/23/2012 2:49:31 PM PST by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Bryanw92

It’s Black Friday for black ink. Which if you know anything about accounting IS awesome.


26 posted on 11/23/2012 2:52:21 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: dpa5923
My son told me that today. It is funny and I may start using it just to be a jerk to overly sensitive liberals.

Also mention Elon Musk, one of the country's most successful African Americans. He just happens to be white.

27 posted on 11/23/2012 2:57:53 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Young Werther

Evidently, Black Friday can get very ugly but it’s not necessarily “black” as in “beautiful”....So then, it’s only racist when referring to the ugliness and ‘beauty’ in the same sentence but it is what it is, right?


28 posted on 11/23/2012 2:58:54 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Young Werther

Evidently, Black Friday can get very ugly but it’s not necessarily “black” as in “beautiful”....So then, it’s only racist when referring to the ugliness and ‘beauty’ in the same sentence but it is what it is, right?


29 posted on 11/23/2012 2:59:11 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: dfwgator

“Better tell Steely Dan.”

They’re busy doing their shopping at The Last Mall.


30 posted on 11/23/2012 3:01:38 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Young Werther

Let’s see...

Is it better for your business to be in the “Red” or in the “Black?”

Red ink is used for losses. Black ink is for gains.

If I remember correctly, the phrase “Black Friday” was the day retailers would move furthest into the “Black” because a lot of people were off work the day after Thanksgiving.


31 posted on 11/23/2012 3:03:31 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Young Werther

Dumb post.


32 posted on 11/23/2012 3:42:12 PM PST by Misterioso ("Evil requires the sanction of the victim." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Misterioso

Chat was historical and Humor. Friday Funny was aimed at you!


33 posted on 11/23/2012 3:46:23 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Young Werther
From reports I've read or seen it should be called:

Black & Blue Friday!

34 posted on 11/23/2012 3:46:42 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Young Werther
seems like every black-friday commercial had blacks as the main characters
35 posted on 11/23/2012 4:10:16 PM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: Navy Patriot

LOL!


36 posted on 11/23/2012 4:14:32 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Rebel_Ace

Well there goes the following:

“Black Russian” - drink
“Black Forest” - a place in Germany
“Black Forest Cake” - the best in the world
“Black and Tan” - Scottish clan colors
“Black Irish” - someone else can explain what this term means
“The Blue-Black Jews of Greece” - a specific group of Jews who lived in Greece many centuries ago
“Blackout” - lack of lights by accident or deliberate action of turning off lights
“Brownout” - similar but less severe
“Brownfields” - an environmental term referring to a certain type of pollutes land/area
“Black and White floor tiles” - now called “Totally Dark and Caucasian/Milky Colored floor tiles”
“Blackeye” - Now known as a “Person of color damaged eye area”
“Blackeyed Peas” - a species of peas that you cannot see at night

“Black Cat” - now called a feline which one is unable to see at night

and the list goes on.


37 posted on 11/23/2012 4:17:14 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Young Werther

             

38 posted on 11/23/2012 4:24:49 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: GreatMan

“I believe in the future it will called “Rainbow Friday”.”

More like Rainbow-Push Friday


39 posted on 11/23/2012 4:27:37 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: jonrick46

rick perry didn look under rox for racism he found it


40 posted on 11/23/2012 4:31:48 PM PST by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: Young Werther

Mulatto Monday?... High Yellow Tuesday?.. Albino Wednesday?.. Trojan Horse Thursday?.. Afro Friday?..

Maybe; Seditious Saturday?.. or Effeminate Sunday..?


41 posted on 11/23/2012 4:38:41 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Young Werther

You ain’t seen mad yet. Everybody in Massachusetts is going to see RED DAWN because they think it’s about Paleface Lizzy Warren making breakfast.


42 posted on 11/23/2012 5:12:25 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Young Werther

Nat King Cole


43 posted on 11/24/2012 5:45:28 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Young Werther

Does this mean Richard Pryor wasn’t a Black Humorist?


44 posted on 11/24/2012 6:08:27 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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