Army Grooming Regulations: 'Racially Biased'?
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.'"
Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs signed the petition. She said: "Most black women, their hair doesn't grow straight down, it grows out. I'm disappointed to see the Army, rather than inform themselves on how black people wear their hair, they've white-washed it all."
Petitioners have to gather 100,000 signatures by April 19th "if they want to receive a formal response from the White House."
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