So natural hair is being targeted by the U.S. Military.
“More than 30% of females serving in the military are of a race other than white. As of 2011, 36% of females in the U.S. stated that they are natural, or refrain from chemically processing their hair. Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair. In the proposed changes, 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.”
There is a petition to reconsider the changes added to AR 670-1 and you can sign here.
The petition currently has 10,445 signatures. It needs 89,555 more to reach goal by April 19,2014. If you have natural hair or love someone with natural hair, please sign this petition. It makes no sense for people to discriminate against us for embracing our true selves.