Last night I got an interesting e-mail from someone concerning pics posted in the Brown Sista gallery. This person berated me for filling the gallery with pics of Black women with blue contacts. Now the term “filling the gallery” was a bit of a stretch as most of the pictures posted there are of sistas without contacts. Still, they were upset about two sistas in particular- Meagan Good and Blu Cantrell. Now I was aware that Blu Cantrell wore blue contacts, but not until closely looking at this pic and few others did I realize that Meagan Good wears them as well. Still, I saw no harm and told the e-mailer that I would not be removing them and considered their use of contacts a non issue.
Later on the exchange I had with this anonymous person crossed my mind again and I decided to seek the opinions of the thoughtful and intelligent men and women who post here.
As a matter of fact, I think it is time for a poll which we have not had in a while.
The question is simple. Are Black women who wear blue contacts simply exercising a fashion/beauty choice or are they subconsciously displaying a form of self hate?