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US Army's new grooming standards called racially biased Published: March 29, 2014

The U.S. Army is coming under fire for changes to its appearance and grooming standards, which some say discriminates against black women who wear their hair natural.

Army Regulation 670-1 has not been published or made official yet, but the new rules were detailed in a PowerPoint presentation that was leaked on March 20. Among the grooming regulations are updated restrictions on how women soldiers can wear their hair.

Within and outside of the Army, women of color have been calling the guidelines racially biased.

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