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 Al-Jazeera America news site.
Of course this poses a problem for black women who choose to wear their hair natural.
The new regulation has not been made official or published (most likely because they are talking to legal analysts) but under anonymity, a female vet using the name “Tonya” spoke with the news site.
“It’s very targeted because we all know who they’re talking about even though they never explicitly say the word ‘black’ or ‘African-American.’ We all know who typically wears these types of hairstyles and then they went as far as to include pictures of black women in the PowerPoint,” she states. Link to entire Power point presentation below.
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