An anthropologist in the dim future--face it; the next minute is the invisible future--will puzzle over our name during this period of history for the day following Thanksgiving Day. How could the the only popular holiday that hasn't been coopted completely by retail interests spawn a day sufficiently sinister as to be dubbed, "Black Friday?" What could be so black about such an innocuous day?
Both those who host that beastly day and those who participate in it have three options: 1, Don't. 2, Continue participating and quit grousing about it. 3, Continue participating and grousing if it makes them happy.