US Army new grooming standard will ban braids, twistouts, Afros, and dreadlocks.

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Are you thinking about joining the Army? Great! But do you have a beautiful head of natural hair? Do you rock braids,a twist outs, or dreadlocks? Or do you simply enjoy the versatility of black hair? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions the Army is not for you. On March 20, a power point presentation was leaked of the US Army’s AR-670-1 new grooming regulations.

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“Unauthorized hairstyles now include twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids that are more than a quarter-inch thick – styles commonly worn by many African-American women. After the new measures take effect, soldiers who wear these hairstyles will have to remove them or cover them with wigs or extensions if they do not want to face administrative discipline. ” -http://america.aljazeera.com/

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53 percent of African-American women have worn braids and 41 percent have worn locks this past year. So who are they really targeting with these regulations ? Form your own opinion. If you disagree with the new regulations click on the link below and sign the petition.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reconsider-changes-ar-670-1-allow-professional-ethnic-hairstyles/BnR900wx

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