Hours tick by to the annual black Friday half-price international frenzy whose stampede empties shopper wallet and fill retailers coffers.
A few years ago, retailers introduced to the Christmas conscious South African consumer the black Friday concept. The day, always towards the end of November brings forth extreme mark-down sales to the tune of 50% and more. To the low-income earner it is as messiah to the sinner and a saving to the plentiful.
In the United States of America the fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving holiday and the very next day, Black Friday. Since 1863 through street parades, food and gathering Americans commemorate this day and give thanks for what they have.
A frightening claim by a meme that often makes rounds online around this time claiming that,” It was a day after Thanksgiving when slave traders would sell slaves for a discount to assist plantation owners with more helpers for the upcoming winter.” It is clear that regardless of geographical positioning this rumour sends the same quivers to more people of African descended. Four years ago on her facebook page, award winning superstar song-bird Toni Braxton said,” No black Friday for me.” If the MEME BE TRUE WHICH OF YOUR ANSESTOR’S BLOOD SALE DO YOU SHOP ON
Thursday 22 November 2018 15:35 GMT [CWSN] Kesia Qulu