Seriously? Twenty-four hours ago, I wrote to call into question what has become of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the quickly-expanding holiday “season.” In 2008, a Walmart employee was trampled to death as a stamped of Black Friday shoppers burst through the store’s doors. Now, four years later, the store is paying millions to fight a $7,000 fine for their responsibility in his death. Despite strikes and walkouts by several of its employees across the country, Walmart pushed forward with its Black Friday – and now Thanksgiving day! – sales. So, what happens when a store creates end-of-the-world-like conditions (buy this for this one hour only or be forced to pay $20 more!) through its sales?
What Kind Of Nation Are We? This Year’s Walmart Black Friday Riot Says It All…23 11 2012
- Date : November 23, 2012
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