Juneteenth: A New Commercialized Holiday?

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17 Jun 2022, 5:39 pm

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/17/1101017257/juneteenth-products-companies-problematic


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17 Jun 2022, 6:33 pm

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the true meaning of the commemoration can easily be lost through consumerism and widespread consumption.


I'd say that of the various things this culture does, it absolutely excels at that.


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17 Jun 2022, 8:52 pm

Just capitalism being capitalism. If it exists someone will market it or merchandise related to it, no exceptions, no matter what it is.


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19 Jun 2022, 1:28 am

It was bound to happen. Regardless, it doesn't nullify the good of observing Juneteenth.


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19 Jun 2022, 10:54 am

funeralxempire wrote:
Just capitalism being capitalism. If it exists someone will market it or merchandise related to it, no exceptions, no matter what it is.
I think you have just hit on the “Rule 34” of Economics.

“If it exists, there is marketing for it - No Exceptions.”



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20 Jun 2022, 2:11 am

It’s better than not having Juneteenth at all.



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20 Jun 2022, 2:25 am

Sounds like I get to park my car in front of where I live downtown, instead of three blocks away.