African-American lawmakers ask Army to reconsider new hairstyle rule

April 10, 2014 8:31 PM

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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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