I just recently bought colored contacts which my family was completely against. I like them and I'm going to wear them regardless of their views, but I was wondering why people make such a big deal about them. I'm black and the first thing that my sister said was that I was trying to act white because I have green contacts. This is not the case for me at least. I just really like the way they look and I have a black friend who has naturally green eyes so it's not like it's something not found in nature.
So I was just wondering what you think about when you see an African American wearing colored contacts? What do/don't you like about it?
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I assure you, people are going to try and tell you that you're "acting white" with about 72% of the non-stereotypically black things you do.
You're pretty much going to have to ignore it and write it off as ignorance.
Besides, green eyes were a genotype that originally sprang up on the northern end of AFRICA.
This of course, was thousands of years ago, in the early days of mankind, which out-dates the creationist ideologies of most of the people who still promote racial stereotypes and generalizations as it is.
But I digress,
People are against seeing black people with colored contacts because it upsets the state of reality that they have become comfortable and familiar with.
I personally believe that nowhere in Europe or beyond is there a series of genes that would cause a human to have blond, brown, strawberry, and auburn streaks in their hair, but no one calls anyone out as a perpetrator for dying their hair all those colours.
So continue to do what you like.
You would not like the person you would be if you listened to all the ignorant ridicule.5