Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday is not PC

My brother, Greg, makes an interesting observation. It is politically incorrect to use the adjective "black" to describe some people. The correct phrase is "people of color."

Therefore, shouldn't it follow that the day after Thanksgiving should be called "The Friday of color?"

Just wondered.

Unless, of course, sales are low and the retail business remains "in the red."  Then, I guess, it should be called "red Friday" "indigenous people's Friday."   Makes sense to me!

Political Correctness means always having to say, "I'm sorry."


Ellery said...

Isn't Purple the new Black? Anyway, we can always call it "National Consumerism Day", or for a Spanish flare, "The Running of the Swine/Bulls".

Pumice said...

Are you just trying to honky wash the issue?

This could be a lot of fun.

Grace and peace.

Gorges Smythe said...

I once rewrote a line from one of Stephen Foster's songs for a black friend. The original line was, "It's summer; the darkies are gay." My version went, "It's summer; the Afro-Americans are homosexual." Strange, but he didn't like my version either!

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

You guys are having too much fun!

Constitution Girl said...

How about April Fools day? What do we call that?

Constitution Girl said...

[Politically Correct XMass letter]

Those of us who, in the privacy of our own thoughts and with
no outside pressure to conform to a model contrary to our
personal belief system, wish to offer anyone who might choose
to accept our words as seasonally appropriate, ethnically
acceptable, gender non-specific and as the case may be,
religiously applicable or neutral hope that the events,
celebrations, meditations and other experiences in which you
may or may not participate surrounding the approximate time-
span of the winter solstice (as an astronomical but not
necessarily cultural, social or religious concept) will meet or
exceed the expected parameters you have personally, without
undue outside influence, established for them, do in fact offer
such wish only to those parties whose desire it is to receive
such wish, and to no other parties whatsoever.

This wish is void wherever taxed, licensed or prohibited, and is
not intended to suggest or promote any religious, cultural or
ethnic expression relative to this season of the year superior or
prior to any other expression or time of year, and is intended
solely for those who wish to receive it, and is offered with
profound apologies to any who may prefer not to hear it but
have for one reason or another accidentally become exposed
to its message. Any party wishing to promulgate this greeting
must donate a predetermined fee into a fund that will be established
for crisis counseling to ameliorate the suffering of any parties.
whose sensibilities are unduly offended upon hearing, reading,
or otherwise receiving this greeting.

Constitution Girl said...

P.S. Just after posting the 'letter' I read your Thanksgiving post that dissaproves using X instead of Christ when writing "Christmas"--since I don't celebrate that particular holiday because it is outside of the Regulative Principle of Worship (Which says that we can't worship God in any other way that what he's commanded), I do spell it like that so as not to use God's name in vain (as I see it). :)

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

Constitution Girl,

Thanks for sharing your Politically Correct Xmass Letter. It's clever and amusing.

I respect your decision to not celebration this particular holiday becauset that decision is rooted in a respect for God and His commands regarding worship. I admit that the holiday is rooted in paganism and there is MUCH about it in its current, American traditions that I am really bothered about when it invades the church and distracts from true worship.

About April Fools Day; I call that the only religious holiday created especially for atheists. I wrote a blog post about that titled A Is For Fool. You can find it here:

Constitution Girl said...

I understand what you were saying. :) I, too have an issue with the world trying to remove Christ from the culture, and even if I *do* think that there's nothing wrong with removing religion from Xmass, I hate the fact that they are trying to ban God (nice try, folks.....).