Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy MLK Day: The Ugly Side of Holiday Consumerism

Posted By on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM

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It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day and while some folks volunteered or marched, some must be shopping, judging from all the MLK Day deals we've noticed at Weekly World Central. Yep, seems MLK Day is now a good excuse to offer a deal, a special, that all-American excuse to have a sale. But the latest sighting will provide you with your very own WTF moment.

The Global Village store in Duluth, Minn., announced on its Facebook page that it was having an annual MLK Day Black Sale—everything black in the store is 25 percent off.

The comments bring home some sanity into this tasteless consumer moment:

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