Do US Army hair rules discriminate?

Do US Army hair rules discriminate?

There are 33 comments on the BBC News story from Jun 6, 2014, titled Do US Army hair rules discriminate?. In it, BBC News reports that:

The new grooming guidelines apply to all soldiers, but some say they show a lack of understanding about black women's hair The US Army's new restrictions on which hairstyles are acceptable for African-American women have angered everyone from soldiers to members of Congress.

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Lord Smokey

Athens, GA

#2 Jun 6, 2014
But it ain't stoppin your fellow white boy 'stank':

Deputy injured, suspect dead in shooting outside Forsyth County courthouse

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/25711748/re...

You need to worry about them soldiers, regardless of skin color coming to take your guns, ammo & bombs away......

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ShiningElectron

Denver, CO

#3 Jun 6, 2014
Lord Smokey wrote:
But it ain't stoppin your fellow white boy 'stank':
Deputy injured, suspect dead in shooting outside Forsyth County courthouse
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/25711748/re...
You need to worry about them soldiers, regardless of skin color coming to take your guns, ammo & bombs away......
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Don't say "stank". It makes you sound ghetto.

“Wife of Vanwyngarden :)”

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#4 Jun 6, 2014
ShiningElectron wrote:
Why don't black women just shave their heads like all black men do? Black men had enough sense to hate their own hair. Black women should be as pragmatic.
It would probably really cut down on the stink factor too.
Why cant blackbwomen embrace and love their hairbthe way it is? Is that such a bad thing? Why try so hard to beat people down? its almost like your beating down others to make yourself feel better.. and i guess seeing that black women do love their kinky hair bothers you.
ShiningElectron

Buffalo, NY

#5 Jun 6, 2014
easy as the ocean wrote:
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Why cant blackbwomen embrace and love their hairbthe way it is? Is that such a bad thing? Why try so hard to beat people down? its almost like your beating down others to make yourself feel better.. and i guess seeing that black women do love their kinky hair bothers you.
BW hair is fugly and smells of sweat and two-week old jizz. It's foul. The army should just start shaving that nasty shit off and sending it for proper bio-disposal.
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#6 Jun 6, 2014
First of all, rules don't discriminate. People discriminate.

Secondly, why doesn't the DOD just come up with some neat and tidy hairstyles that work for black people?

It's just not that hard. There are a million stylists in the USA who could do it.

“Wife of Vanwyngarden :)”

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#7 Jun 6, 2014
ShiningElectron wrote:
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BW hair is fugly and smells of sweat and two-week old jizz. It's foul. The army should just start shaving that nasty shit off and sending it for proper bio-disposal.
Oh ouch.. that really hit a nerve -_-

Smh you are so pathetic i feel sorry for the ones who think attacking others will fix yourself.

Every part of tge human body is a masterpiece we are subtle solid energy from the earth and nothing from the earth is ugly.

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#8 Jun 6, 2014
I could care less!

“Sleep is My Sanctuary”

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#10 Jun 6, 2014
easy as the ocean wrote:
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Oh ouch.. that really hit a nerve -_-
Smh you are so pathetic i feel sorry for the ones who think attacking others will fix yourself.
Every part of tge human body is a masterpiece we are subtle solid energy from the earth and nothing from the earth is ugly.
Don't bother trying to talk to that troll. It's here to rile people up because it doesn't have any friends. Ignore it enough and it will go away.
Blessed by Melanin

United States

#11 Jun 6, 2014
easy as the ocean wrote:
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Why cant blackbwomen embrace and love their hairbthe way it is? Is that such a bad thing? Why try so hard to beat people down? its almost like your beating down others to make yourself feel better.. and i guess seeing that black women do love their kinky hair bothers you.
The military is not a fashion club, I don't think anyone in it should have any hair longer than say 1/4 inch.

Here's the thing, in the military everyone can be called into a combat zone within hours, when in a combat zone you can be attacked with biological, chemical or nerve agents, gas masks lose their integrity if ANY hair impedes it, and if you have long hair it will take you longer to put on your mask, and you could be dead, not a problem for you, you're dead, but your colleagues have to put up with your purifying corpse until it can be buried or taken away -depending on risk...I've seen people -women of course- struggle to get masks on with hair as long as few inches...

It's about time the military was sold to its potential members for what it is, and not as an employment alternative to life in the ghetto or trailer park...
weez beez egipshins

Netherlands

#12 Jun 6, 2014
Lord Smokey wrote:
.....Last reply.
Always the last post of a loser who has lost the debate...

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#13 Jun 6, 2014
Once again, sistas wanting it their way!

“Wife of Vanwyngarden :)”

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#14 Jun 6, 2014
Blessed by Melanin wrote:
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The military is not a fashion club, I don't think anyone in it should have any hair longer than say 1/4 inch.
Here's the thing, in the military everyone can be called into a combat zone within hours, when in a combat zone you can be attacked with biological, chemical or nerve agents, gas masks lose their integrity if ANY hair impedes it, and if you have long hair it will take you longer to put on your mask, and you could be dead, not a problem for you, you're dead, but your colleagues have to put up with your purifying corpse until it can be buried or taken away -depending on risk...I've seen people -women of course- struggle to get masks on with hair as long as few inches...
It's about time the military was sold to its potential members for what it is, and not as an employment alternative to life in the ghetto or trailer park...
My point about black women loving their hair is irrelevant to all that.

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#15 Jun 6, 2014
If their hair is that important to them, then that's a damn shame!

IronOak

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#16 Jun 6, 2014
The army is going with the majority..

The majority in the USarmy are people with straight-hair...

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#18 Jun 6, 2014
AndThisOneToo wrote:
<quoted text> Then they shouldn't have enlisted in the first place.
BINGO!!!!
LaBaboonita Shemunkee

UK

#19 Jun 6, 2014
we needs real plaskit wigs an shit from Walmart supllied free when we wimmins is in the Army.

“Sleep is My Sanctuary”

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#21 Jun 6, 2014
This shxt stain of a country ought to be happy black women are even willing to fight for it and stop worrying about our hair.

I'll be damned before I sign up to be blown up for this nation of nitwits.
Nelly Smiggers

Jacksonville, FL

#22 Jun 6, 2014
Jubilant Sleep wrote:
This shxt stain of a country ought to be happy black women are even willing to fight for it and stop worrying about our hair.
I'll be damned before I sign up to be blown up for this nation of nitwits.
Don't worry. The Army doesn't take the morbidly obese.
LaBaboonita Shemunkee

UK

#23 Jun 6, 2014
Jubilant Sleep wrote:
This shxt stain of a country ought to be happy black women are even willing to fight for it and stop worrying about our hair.
I'll be damned before I sign up to be blown up for this nation of nitwits.
we know. all you are willing to do is to scrounge off others and eat yourself into a blobby land whale. get a job .

“Sleep is My Sanctuary”

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#24 Jun 6, 2014
You all do realize that your fat jokes are only proof of your delusions and stupidity, correct?

Ok good.

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