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Black Women Worried About
Army Hair Regulations

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:mc squared, 4/5/2014 9:35:25 AM

New Army regulations meant to help standardize and professionalize soldiers’ appearance are now coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes in the hair requirement are racially biased. The Army earlier this week issued new appearance standards, which included bans on most twists, dreadlocks and large cornrows, all styles used predominantly by African-American women with natural hairstyles. More than 11,000 people have signed a White House petition asking President Barack Obama, the commander in chief, to have the military review the regulations to allow for “neat and maintained natural hairstyles.”

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Silly me. I didn´t even know that there was a National Association of Black Military Women. Can they go on strike?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John Moses Browning, 4/5/2014 9:43:20 AM     (No. 9798693)

If you don´t like Army regulations, get out of the Army. You knew what you were getting when you joined. The military is about killing our enemies, not about fashon.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 4/5/2014 9:47:57 AM     (No. 9798699)

So they want special set-asides for being Black because...
Sorry, who´s being racist here???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 4/5/2014 10:02:27 AM     (No. 9798717)

Black people especially black women have a hair thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/5/2014 10:02:58 AM     (No. 9798718)

When I was a teenager, I thought I would die as I saw pictures of Elvis Presley getting a buzz cut when he went for basic training. HE never complained, he did what was required. "Embrace the suck", ladies, as one of your own, Nancy Pelosi said.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mildred, 4/5/2014 10:14:02 AM     (No. 9798736)

Will this silliness never end? Good grief.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: devnull, 4/5/2014 10:21:19 AM     (No. 9798744)

How are cornrows, twists, or dreadlocks natural?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 4/5/2014 10:45:05 AM     (No. 9798781)

U-N-I-F-O-R-M

Wonder what that means?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/5/2014 10:51:14 AM     (No. 9798791)

You would think, by reading this article, that the Army did not consult with high ranking black soldiers both enlisted and officers, in this extremely politicized highly politically correct era, before they issued those hairstyle regulations?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuckster, 4/5/2014 11:10:01 AM     (No. 9798808)

Gas mask training: no problem?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 4/5/2014 11:20:56 AM     (No. 9798821)

and the Caucasian men are griping about their inability to have "Mohawks" as their "natural" hair style in the military.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/5/2014 11:29:30 AM     (No. 9798834)

I can hardly wait to see the Marine Guard at Marine 1 (the Presidential helicopter) with 30" greasy, ropey, dreds like the football players have.

It´s coming! And soon as our dear, once great nation, continues to disintegrate right before our eyes.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/5/2014 12:14:13 PM     (No. 9798896)

Cut your hair short and shut up. This has nothing to do with anything racial, tha´ts just the canard they are using...Calling Jesse Jackass and Al Dullton...these women need some race baiting help!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 4/5/2014 12:35:38 PM     (No. 9798916)

It is natural as it is not a chemical perm. It saves time by having to minimally goroom in the morining. Idiots also support Don Imus when he makes insulting remarks about hair styles.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 4/5/2014 12:55:54 PM     (No. 9798938)

PS, due to the texture of Black hair, one cannot simply wake up, put it in a pony tail and go do drills, duty, etc. One would need a perm (straightener) done every few weeks, and that can get pricey, especially on the salary of a soldier. No ned to penalize these patriots. If the hair is ridiculous, cut it off. Braids are low maintnenece.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/5/2014 1:45:10 PM     (No. 9798996)

The test for any female hairdo in the military should be this: Does it interfere with either your soft hat, helmet, or gas mask. If the answer is yes to any of those, cut it off.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lylacat, 4/5/2014 3:52:32 PM     (No. 9799114)

What is it about black women that make them think they are special and rules should not apply to them? Michelle, Whoopi, Big 0prah

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mamafrog, 4/5/2014 7:28:50 PM     (No. 9799263)

For me the most interesting thing was the tattoo regulations at the end of the article. Most of the military types I know are addicted to tattoos.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Japanorama, 4/5/2014 8:01:50 PM     (No. 9799300)

Universities, churches, schools, and now the military must change to accommodate every whim of participants.
An institution-less American is the Left´s idea of utopian American.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 4/5/2014 9:02:54 PM     (No. 9799334)

Buzz cuts for all, male or female. white, black or chartreuse. Phhhhttttt,no problem.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dvc, 4/6/2014 12:17:02 AM     (No. 9799451)

FTA: "twists, dreadlocks and large cornrows, all styles used predominantly by African-American women with natural hairstyles."

LOL! Natural? Get real.

How about no hair on your head longer than 2 inches? That would be the end of the discussion. Any way you cut it, dreadlocks are nasty, dirty and disgusting-looking.

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