31 Mar '14, 11pm

Black female soldiers say new grooming reg is 'racially biased': Thousands of soldiers and others have s... #army

Thousands of soldiers and others have signed a White House petition calling for the president to order the Army to reconsider just-released appearance and grooming regulations they contend are “racially biased” against black women. The update to Army Regulation 670-1 was published Monday , and among the rules are clarifications for Army-appropriate hairstyles. For example, the Army does not allow twists or multiple braids that are bigger than a quarter of an inch in diameter. The reg also bans dreadlocks of any style, and cornrows must be uniform and no bigger than a quarter of an inch. Twists and dreadlocks have been prohibited since 2005, but the regulation at the time did not clearly define the specific hairstyles, Army spokesman Paul Prince said. The new AR 670-1 clearly defines the different hairstyles and gives soldiers specific guidance on what’s allowed, he said. L...

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