The real story behind ‘Black Friday’

The term “Black Friday” used to describe all of the crowds and the pushing and shoving that happened.

So, the police department coined the term “Black Friday.” At some point someone spun it and said, “Well, ‘Black Friday’ really means this is the day that retailers go into the “black.”

Source:
http://blogs.westword.com/showandtell/2011/11/the_real_story_behind_black_fr.php

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