DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE HISTORY OF BLACK FRIDAY MEANS?
I would say the first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was very much not in reference to holiday shopping but to financial crisis: specifically, the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24, 1869. Two very well known Wall Street financiers, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, worked alongside one another to buy up as much as they could of gold, in hopes to drive the price up and sell it for huge profits. On that Friday in September, the conspiracy unraveled, sending the stock market into free-fall and bankrupting everyone.
Though some would say the term definitely was used to reference something gone wrong. Black has always been referenced to color and black culture in a bad connotation. Another myth has come to light that gives an ugly twist to the tradition, it was rumored that in 1800s Southern plantation owners could buy slaves at a discount on the day after Thanksgiving. It has led some people to understandably call for a boycott of the retail holiday.
It leads me to believe that by taking our power and dollars back from businesses who don't appreciate black dollars is one way we can began to make a difference. I have been in business on and offline for some years now. Although I still struggle with the idea sometimes to call it quits, I continue because there is driven force that pushes me to continue. This holiday season I would like for those who support small black businesses to use your dollars wisely. Spend this holiday with retailers who value your business.
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ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!!!