Female Army soldier petitions White House on ‘racially biased’ grooming regulations

A member of the Georgia National Guard is petitioning the White House to have the U.S. Army reconsider “racially biased” changes to regulations on grooming and uniforms.

Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs‘ petition charges that Army Regulation 670-1, which was released Monday, offers “little to no options” for minority female soldiers.

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The petition, which has 7,000 signatures, states: “More than 30 percent of females serving in the military are of a race other than white. […] In the proposed changes [to Army Regulation 670-1], unauthorized hairstyles include 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.’ These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent. This policy needs to be reviewed prior to publishing to allow for neat and maintained natural hairstyles.”

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Discipline is the "Bed-Rock" of an effective Unit...

The Military have no Discipline in their ranks anymore because of Racists like this idiot...

Definition of Uniform: a prescribed identifying set of clothes for the members of an organization, such as soldiers or schoolchildren. Always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying. 2. Conforming to one principle, standard, or rule; consistent.

That's right. There is a reason we, in the military should all be the same. The rule where the Islamic religious should not be able to wear head garbs. If I were to be out in the war zone, and I was accompanied by Islamic religious soldiers with head gear unlike mine, who do you think the enemy would be trying to shoot at, me or them? This rule should be non-existent. We military should all be consistently the same. Otherwise we can be singled out and targeted by diversity. Diversity belongs to the soldier when not on duty, not on the battlefield.

Braids, weaves and wigs commonly worn by minority females are NOT natural hairstyles! The military is NOT a fashion show!! This challenge to our new regulation is crap...have you seen the new female cut uniform? It "outlines" the curves of the female form...the uniform is designed to be loose fitting so that we can move better in combat...its not made to show off a females butt and breast!! How does long wigs and weaves along with a uniform that rids up the crack of a female soldiers butt have anything to do with a combat related job? It's liberal crap that is hurting our military! If your hair is not naturally grown and can be kept neat and well groomed than it needs to be made so to maintain a professional look...THE MILITARY IS NOT A BEAUTY CONTEST! This argument is B.S!!!

This is yet another example of something happening in today’s military that NEVER would have happened when I served. If a NCO during my service had started a petition directly to the CINC every one that signed it would have been called as a witness to that NCO’s courts martial. Everyone that does something like this can be counted on to be reservist or guardsmen too.

Really??  Petition over hair regulations?  How petty are you?  Thousands of lives have been lost on the battlefield, families stricken with grief, and children that have lost a parent.  If your staring down the barrel of a rifle with an army of pissed off Taliban members in front of you, your hair is the last thing you will be worried about.  Let's put this in perspective.  The Army is meant to defend our country, not to be a forum of political corruption, i mean correctness.  Thank your lucky stars you live in this country and that you are in fact alive.  So Sgt. Jacobs, I still do admire the fact that you are in the national guard because I have the utmost respect for any man or woman who wears that uniform honorably, but the next time you want to complain about hair regulations, think about those who have lost so much and ask yourself, is it really that important?  This is not about race, its about staying alive and caring for your fellow soldiers!


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