April 30, 2014

Congress Demands U.S. Army Grooming Standards to Change



On Tuesday, March 27th, 2014 we published an article titled Are the Proposed Army Changes Discriminatory to Women With Natural Hair?. This post outlined the new regulations the U.S. Army's AR 670-1 created on natural hair. 

The Congressional Black Caucus recently penned a letter to Secretary Charles Hagel of the U.S. Department of Defense demanding change in the controversial natural hair grooming standards for the U.S. Armed Forces. At the beginning of April, AR 670-1 made public their requirements for hygiene and grooming changes which many believe ultimately affected African American soldiers (who make up one-third of the Army).

Their letter is pictured, stating "We strongly encourage you to reconsider the updated regulation as it relates to grooming standards...We urge you to consider the direction in which the updated regulation will ultimately lead the Armed Forces."

What do you think about the overwhelming response from the natural community on the recent U.S. Army grooming standards? Do you think they are biased and racially directed? 

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