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Old 11-16-2015, 10:02 AM
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I hear all this talk about a Black Friday but none about White Fridays?

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The same reason there isn't White History Month.
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Originally Posted by Marlin308 View Post
The same reason there isn't White History Month.
There are plenty of white history months. Italian American heritage month, German American heritage month, Irish Amercan heritage month, etc etc. Just because all those folks don't choose to celebrate as month doesn't mean black history month shouldn't exist.
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
I hear all this talk about a Black Friday but none about White Fridays?

Why?

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Really, you need an explanation?
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In college we had a Black Student Union, we also had a "Student Union" for everyone else. Never could figure that one out
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The term "Black Friday" came out of the old Philadelphia Police Department's traffic squad. The cops used it to describe the worst traffic jams which annually occurred in Center City on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

It was the day that Santa Claus took his chair in the department stores and every kid in the city wanted to see him. It was the first day of the Christmas shopping season.

Schools were closed. Late in the day, out-of-town visitors began arriving for the Army-Navy football game.

Every "Black Friday," no traffic policeman was permitted to take the day off. The division was placed on 12 hours of duty, and even the police band was ordered to Center City. It was not unusual to see a trombone player directing traffic.

Two officers were assigned to intersections along Market Street to control the throngs of pedestrians.

The department also placed police officers outside parking garages because the "lot filled" signs failed to deter motorists from lining up on the curb lane outside the garage. This reduced street size from two lanes to one. This caused traffic to back up and block traffic at the next intersection. This caused massive gridlock.

In 1959, the old Evening Bulletin assigned me to police administration, working out of City Hall. Nathan Kleger was the police reporter who covered Center City for the Bulletin.

In the early 1960s, Kleger and I put together a front-page story for Thanksgiving and we appropriated the police term "Black Friday" to describe the terrible traffic conditions.

[W]e used it year after year. Then television picked it up.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Really, you need an explanation?
Yes, Please do.


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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post
I'm skeptical. Black Friday was named to mean the day of the year when the stores that are in the red can get in the black by having good sales.
That came later
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http://abc.go.com/shows/blackish

Why isn't there a whitish show?
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
In the early 1960s, Kleger and I put together a front-page story for Thanksgiving and we appropriated the police term "Black Friday" to describe the terrible traffic conditions.

[W]e used it year after year. Then television picked it up.
I can tell you one thing for sure. The traffic conditions are far worse on Wednesday compared to Friday
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I've mistakenly gone out on Black Friday. I can assure you that the name is appropriate.
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Uh, every Friday is White Friday.
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
I hear all this talk about a Black Friday but none about White Fridays?

Why?

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Is that where things go on "sale" at 3x the price or something?
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It's named after the people that fight over flat screen TV's at Walmart on that day.
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You guys are talking like Black Friday is a good thing. If I was AA I'd be asking why it cant be changed to white Friday.

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Originally Posted by 1blueheron View Post
It's named after the people that fight over flat screen TV's at Walmart on that day.
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