Petitioners argue Army hair regulatio...

Petitioners argue Army hair regulations discriminate against black women

There are 5 comments on the KRDO-TV Colorado Springs story from Apr 2, 2014, titled Petitioners argue Army hair regulations discriminate against black women. In it, KRDO-TV Colorado Springs reports that:

The Army released new uniform policies Monday, prompting protest from some who regard some of the hair regulations as racially discriminatory.

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Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#2 Apr 3, 2014
The Army has rules?

How completely unexpected.

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#3 Apr 3, 2014
I'm sorry, but I can't get with this! If you don't like the hair regs then get out!

“Sleep is My Sanctuary”

Since: Mar 14

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#4 Apr 3, 2014
It's not about "liking" the regulations. It's more about finding them inconvenient. The army assumes everyone has hair that's easy to deal with, when it's not. Black women have thick hair that grows out and not down like other races. If black women don't use damaging chemicals or damaging heat on their hair to make it straight, they have to wear it very short or in some type of braided style to keep it flat. Regardless of the style, there is the issue of maintenance. Straightened hair doesn't stay straight without maintenance. This is why so many black women in the military opt for braids. Braids are very easy to wash and maintain quickly. The regulations basically make it difficult for women who want to serve the nation to do so. There should be some sort of amendment.
Real McCoy

Fort Campbell, TN

#10 Apr 13, 2014
Why are black women the only ones making a protest? Has anyone seen some of the other changes? I don't see those groups making a protest? Yes, it's actually time to have to do something with your hair more than once a month.

“Sleep is My Sanctuary”

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#11 Apr 14, 2014
Real McCoy wrote:
Why are black women the only ones making a protest? Has anyone seen some of the other changes? I don't see those groups making a protest? Yes, it's actually time to have to do something with your hair more than once a month.
Ignorant people shouldn't comment on things they know virtually nothing about.

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