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Black Friday shoppers, courtesy of Wikimedia

Alexandra Lichtner, Staff

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Black Friday shoppers, courtesy of Wikimedia

Black Friday shoppers, courtesy of Wikimedia

The day after Thanksgiving is what is known in the consumer’s world as Black Friday. In the past few years, many companies, such as Macy’s and Target, have started opening on Thanksgiving. This is Macy’s third year opening its doors this early, and Target’s fourth year. Many companies are deciding to open Thanksgiving afternoon or evening in order to give shoppers the opportunity to get some deals even earlier than if they came out Friday morning, allowing the companies to receive more revenue at the beginning of the largest shopping season of the year.

For people who do not have any family to go to or have no plans for Thanksgiving, it is a fine idea. But, for those people who are being pulled away from their families and forced to work on this day in order to keep their jobs, it is a poor idea. The idea of a “Black Thursday” is getting out of control, taking away what should be quality family time. Last year, Kmart had it’s doors open at 6 A.M. on Thanksgiving morning.

Many stores, though, are avoiding opening on Thanksgiving, including Petco, Costco, TJMaxx, and more. One company, a sports store called REI, is refusing to open on Black Friday. These companies are standing in defiance to the consumeristic society many stores are endorsing to allow families to have time to be thankful for each other.

If you are supportive of the family side of Thanksgiving, please avoid shopping at stores that are opening on Thanksgiving and only shop at those closed on Thanksgiving, and even those closed on Black Friday. Let’s keep Thanksgiving about the family. To see a full list of stores closed on Thanksgiving, go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stores-closed-on-thanksgiving_5644c352e4b060377347f964

 

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