Offering isn’t the Antidote to Black Friday’s Consumerism tuesday

Offering isn’t the Antidote to Black Friday’s Consumerism tuesday

Ebony Friday never ever doesn’t get viral: Videos of shoppers charging you into shops, yelling expletives at each other, and brawling over doorbusters appear each year in the night news before becoming memes on the web. These pictures give life to your spectacle of Ebony Friday as a frenzy driven by classless penny-pinchers with irreverence towards the battles of underpaid, overworked employees that are retail. Offering Tuesday, a marathon day’s fundraising for nonprofits regarding the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is the expected genteel foil showing self-control and selflessness.

The media find no obvious villain: Donating to nonprofits — or, as Giving Tuesday calls it, doing good — counters the overindulgence of Black Friday for Giving Tuesday. Continue reading “Offering isn’t the Antidote to Black Friday’s Consumerism tuesday”