Skip to comments.ARMY GROOMING REGULATIONS: 'RACIALLY BIASED'?
Posted on 04/02/2014 3:02:52 AM PDT by markomalley
Approximately 6,000 people have signed a petition claiming the U.S. Army's new grooming regulations are "racially biased" against "women with ethnically diverse hair."
According TIME, "soldiers and civilians signed a White House petition" asking the Army to "reconsider" the new regulations, which bar "twists, both flat twists as well as two strand twists; as well as dreadlocks, which are defined as 'any matted or locked coils or ropes of hair.'"
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there were those with “sensitive skin” asking for waivers so they wouldn’t be required to shave in the 80s
Ain’t no bias - 1/8-inch clipper guard, take it to everyone.
I wonder why they want to get rid of dreads. If they are done nicely, they look professional. I don’t think they would get in the way of emergency gear. Kinda silly to get rid of a policy that worked for a long time.
Everything wrong or amiss in America can be directly attributed (imo) to the satanic effort to enslave and kill a free people.
ANYthing muzzie is satanic, so there's about half the problems there.
We tend to water down or completely forget the impact of Jesus and holiness in our formative years.
Air Force 35-10 regs barred Mohawk style haircuts in the late 70s.
Yup! That was the haircut, the ONLY haircut, we were offered!
biggest stink in the barracks in the 60’s ... smelled like a women’s salon burning hair.
“RACISIM, RACISIM, RACISIM”........Anyone tired of hearing that cried about every thing on earth? I know I am.
I’m racist against white tennis shoes
I’m racist against Black coffee
I’m racist against Irish green T-shirts
I’m racist against racists
I’m sick of hearing about racists
Need I go on?
The armed services will now be cutting back on maneuvers, firearms training, and instruction in the use of explosives to arrange for extra time to be spent on fashion sense, grooming, counseling in personal appearance and racial sensitivity, and instruction in homosexual techniques.
It’s an Obama kinda thing.
And the very next thread of FR started out titled, (you guessed it), “Racisim At The Root of Detroit’s Problems”
Our president is a joke. Congress is a joke. Public schools are a joke. Now our military is becoming a joke.
I don’t recognize America any more.
To my knowledge, dreadlocks were not allowed by the old regs.
Mostly, the new regs define hairstyles more narrowly and specifically than the old regs. Before, the female regs stated that hair must be above the bottom of the collar, or be put up—there may have been more to it, but I don’t recall since I haven’t read it in a while. The new regs state what is acceptable in a hair style—no changes in length more than 1” (so none of the really short in the back, long in the front), parts must be straight, short hair cannot be shorter than a certain minimum, long hair cannot be put up in a lopsided fashion, etc. The new regs also state that females can only wear clear nail polish, where before, we could wear “conservative” colored polish.
I’m not sure why anyone would want to wear dreadlocks in the first place. It’s hard enough to keep hair clean, why would anyone want to make it even more dirt and germ catching?
The whole point of dreads is that they are never supposed to be washed. It's an Aboriginal/Rastafarian thing.
That has to be one of the silliest uses of the PC phrase “ethnically diverse” I have ever seen.
How precisely does one have “ethnically diverse hair”? Hair characteristic of three or four different ethnic groups on different parts of the head? Blonde hair that naturally forms an afro if grown out?
I see what she did there. It's actually pretty clever.
My brother is in now and he has a special disposition where he doesn’t have to shave with a trimmer, he uses an edger which gets really close but his hair, like mine, can’t be allowed to get under the skin. He’s already had surgery to remove keloids once. I also don’t see the problem with short twists for women which can be under an inch long. A black womans hair does take a lot of upkeep but there are several styles they’re banning that are short and neat.