Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1
Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!
Yeah. This is the problem. And it’s not just a problem in the army - school dress codes also often discriminate against natural African hair. This is racism, specifically it’s an aspect of the kind of racism that says that African hair is inferior to Caucasian hair - as opposed to simply being different.
It’s complete and utter bullshit. I’m glad they’re spotlighting this.
What everyone needs to know is that this IS NOT NEW. I remember being in orientation for my job at the DoD in 2009 and talking to a black female Air Force (I think) member. She said it was an open secret that no black woman with natural hair would ever be promoted.
So at least women have something to fight back against now. Before, it was just understood, so you knew you weren’t getting promoted because of your hair, but nobody actually came out and said that.
Either way, it’s fucking sickening.