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"I Beseeched My Congressman for Army Hair Regulations"

Former U.S. Army Major Kristie Mitchell chose to take a stand against military natural hair discrimination.

from Essence.com

Army Revises Offensive Hair Regulations

A new Army regulation released on Monday bans certain female hairstyles, including twists, dreadlocks, & some braids. Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs of the Georgia National Guard joins us to discuss the racially biased rules and why the Army should reconsider.

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from POPSUGAR Beauty

Update: Pentagon Reviewing New Army Regulations For Hair Discrimination

Army’s New Hair Regulations Spark Outrage! Want to go natural? Then don’t plan on joining the U.S. Army. Outrage has followed a new Army mandate that prohibits hairstyles commonly identified with African-American hairstyles, including Afros, locs and twists.Identified as “Army Regulation 670-1,” the rule calls for a ban of hairstyles done in “twists, dreadlocks, afros and braids more than a quarter-inch thick,” according to the news site Al-Jazeera America.Click to read more

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