U.S. Army's new hairstyle rules
April 10th, 2014
04:48 PM ET
3 months ago

African-American lawmakers ask Army to reconsider new hairstyle rule

Washington (CNN) - African-American female lawmakers are taking the Army to task for a new ban on a number of ethnic hairstyles, guidelines which some are calling racially discriminatory.

The group from the Congressional Black Caucus wrote Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday urging the military to reconsider the rule.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    This story is about 2 weeks old now, but it clearly is singling out minority women. As a veteran, I know there are rules on decorum, but this is clearly discriminatory.

    April 10, 2014 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. just asking

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA – Take Back the House
    This story is about 2 weeks old now, but it clearly is singling out minority women. As a veteran, I know there are rules on decorum, but this is clearly discriminatory.
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    i never realized loose hair, lop sided hairstyles and uneven parts were the sole domain of minorities! honestly how stupid is this country getting? the looney leftists are now even claiming hair rules are racist. no wonder the world is laughing at us.

    April 10, 2014 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "This story is about 2 weeks old now"

    well,. I think we all know CNN is a little slow on the uptake. Plus, they're really going for pushing the race-button today.

    April 10, 2014 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. mopizzle11

    Either uniform haircuts or not. Any special treatment will be interpreted in the worst way.

    April 10, 2014 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  5. Tommy G

    It is pretty simple people. If you don't like the rules and regs of the military, don't sign up. It is VOLUNTARY, remember? If you think your hair style is that important, then you need to find another line of work. If I was a commander in the Army, your flippin' hairstyle would be the last thing on my mind. Now drop and give me 20!!

    April 10, 2014 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. Donna

    Shave them ALL bald. End of story. Don't like it? Too bad, it's the army, not a beauty pageant.

    April 10, 2014 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "i never realized loose hair, lop sided hairstyles and uneven parts were the sole domain of minorities! honestly how stupid is this country getting? the looney leftists are now even claiming hair rules are racist. no wonder the world is laughing at us."

    Yeah, it's totally crazy to think that a bunch of "hair rules" written by old white military men who've lived their lives with a crew cut could ever possibly be, intentionally or not, insensitive to some of the issues regarding women's and/or minorities' hairstyles and the way their hair works. Just total insane.

    April 10, 2014 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. don in albuquerque

    Is this supposed to make some sort of difference in my life?

    April 10, 2014 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  9. Chris-E...al

    Make children in school wear uniforms and stop most of the bullying ? ? ? And save money to ? Wear what u want on fridays ?

    April 10, 2014 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  10. i'malib

    Sniffit

    "i never realized loose hair, lop sided hairstyles and uneven parts were the sole domain of minorities! honestly how stupid is this country getting? the looney leftists are now even claiming hair rules are racist. no wonder the world is laughing at us."

    Yeah, it's totally crazy to think that a bunch of "hair rules" written by old white military men who've lived their lives with a crew cut could ever possibly be, intentionally or not, insensitive to some of the issues regarding women's and/or minorities' hairstyles and the way their hair works. Just total insane.
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    That's right! Everyone in the military should get FREE HAIRSTYLES of his or her choice. That way, we don't offend anyone. Women and minorities for centuries have been forced to where hairstyles set forth by white people. It is a shame!

    April 10, 2014 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  11. Thomas

    What is the best hair style to wear under a helmet ?

    April 11, 2014 05:37 am at 5:37 am |
  12. Marie MD

    Yes, because a double hair part is so much important than discrimination and rape!

    April 11, 2014 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  13. ED1

    You are in the Army now act like it.

    April 11, 2014 07:29 am at 7:29 am |