‘Black Friday’ The Day Of Selling Slaves After Thanksgiving

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Recently, a meme popped up on the internet saying that the term ‘Black Friday’ came about because the day after Thanksgiving, slave owners would sell slaves at a cheaper rate to help farmers with the upcoming winter. This claim has been debunked because it is completely not true.

Black Friday was originally coined a term because many people across the nation would request Friday after Thanksgiving off so they could have a four day weekend. Only recently, people have used the term in connection with slaves making it a racial stigma which is just false.

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