Black People Politics : Army's New Hair Guidelines Spark Backlash

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By Elise Solé, Shine Staff

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The U.S. Army is catching heat for encroaching on unfamiliar territory: beauty routines.

On Monday, it released a memo titled Regulation 670-1, which outlines
new appearance guidelines for men and women that some say discriminate
against female African-American troops.Those updates have quickly spurred
some heated backlash, as well as a petition, posted to the White House
website,
urging for changes to the rules "to allow professional ethnic
hairstyles. As of Wednesday had received more than 7,400 signatures.
Petitions require 100,000 signatures in order to receive a response from the
White House.

The petition, created by an Army sergeant named Jasmine Jacobs of the
Georgia National Guard, specifically takes issue with the fact that, under the
new rules, hair twists (defined by the Army as “two distinct strands of hair
twisted around one another to create a rope-like appearance”) and
dreadlocks are not authorized. Multiple braids and cornrows are OK, as long
as they’re bigger than a quarter of an inch in diameter. Women with banned
hairstyles do have the option of covering them with wigs and hair extensions,
but that's not ideal, either. The idea is that by having neater hairstyles,
headgear can fit more easily.


https://shine.yahoo.com/shine-beaut...american-black-female-soldiers-222844462.html
 

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Everything in this country steers towards what's convenient for caucasians, their lifestyle, their wants and desires, and that's usually most inconvenient, unwanted, and undesired for everyone black and their lifestyle.

No surprise at all. Yet, they're always surprised when blacks say they don't feel at all apart of this society. Caucasians are concerned for themselves, so we shouldn't expect much from them.
 

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Hair length and style has always been regulated by the military. This may be a loser. They can try though





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The article says 36% of the black women wear their hair natural. Planned discrimination against natural hairstyles is, mos def, a situation that needs to be protested AND overturned.
 

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I'm not going to pretend to care about U.S. Soldier Problems: White or Black.

What's more it's my understanding that the U.S. Army cuts off men's hair. As Kemetstry put it, they have been limiting styles from jump.

Personally, I don't see why a Black person would want to join a Military that uses them to exploit Black Countries but I'm obviously not going to cry about Black puppets being unable to style themselves how they please.
 

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