toxxy:

ouyangdan:

marinashutup:

socimages:

U.S. Army releases racially biased hairstyle regulations.
Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs of the National Guard in Georgia has always plaited her hair into two twists around her head. She has been in the military for six years and has worn her hair natural (meaning no chemical treatments [perms] or hair extensions [weaves]) for four of those years. But according to the new hair-grooming requirements the U.S. Army recently released, her hair is now out of regulation.
And so are the Afro-centric hairstyles of many black women in the Army, who make up 31 percent of Army women.
Jacobs, who said she is “kind of at a loss now with what to do with my hair,” has started a White House petition asking the Army to rethink its new hair guidelines. The petition has collected more than 7,000 signatures from soldiers and civilians, but needs to reach 100,000 signatures by April 19th in order for the White House to address it.
The petition states:

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… These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent.

The new Army Regulation 670-1  was published Tuesday and illustrates with photos the types of hairstyles that are unauthorized for women. Those include dreadlocks, twists or any type of matted or coiled hair. A particularly cumbersome requirement disallows the bulk of a woman’s hair to “exceed more than 2″ from her scalp.” That rules out Afros and most types of non-chemically altered black hair.
Basically, almost every natural hair option that black women in the Army could wear is now off limits. One of the few traditionally natural hairstyles that was listed as appropriate is cornrows, but a slew of specifications and rules surrounded even that. The diameter of each cornrow can’t be more than one-fourth of an inch, and no more than one-eighth of an inch of scalp may be shown between cornrows.
The only way to realistically meet the new standards would be to shave one’s head, perm one’s hair or wear weaves or wigs.
Jacobs said twists like the one she wears are very popular among black women soldiers because the style requires little maintenance when in the field. Her hair’s thickness and curliness makes pulling her hair back into a bun (a style popular among white women soldiers) impossible.
A spokesperson for the Army said the grooming changes are “necessary to maintain uniformity within a military population.” When that need for “uniformity” erases the ethnic differences of a group of women and forces them to constrain themselves to European standards of hair, it presents a serious problem.
“I think, at the end of the day, a lot of people don’t understand the complexities of natural hair… I’m disappointed to see the Army, rather than inform themselves on how black people wear their hair, they’ve white-washed it all,” said Jacobs.
Screenshots taken from Army Regulation 670-1.
Anita Little is the associate editor at Ms. magazine, where this post originally appeared. You can follow her on Twitter.

Holy shit.

When I saw this on Facebook the comments enraged me so hard. There is a lot of racist-ass and (idk what to call it, I saw a lot black soldiers telling other black soldiers to ‘suck it up or gtfo’) a generally hateful attitude towards black women who spoke up about this. And the new regs ARE irrefutably racially biased. The army has made room in regulations for beards for religious reasons and religious headwear. This should be an easy one to figure out.

the petition needs 84,597 in nine days (April 19th)

toxxy:

ouyangdan:

marinashutup:

socimages:

U.S. Army releases racially biased hairstyle regulations.

Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs of the National Guard in Georgia has always plaited her hair into two twists around her head. She has been in the military for six years and has worn her hair natural (meaning no chemical treatments [perms] or hair extensions [weaves]) for four of those years. But according to the new hair-grooming requirements the U.S. Army recently released, her hair is now out of regulation.

And so are the Afro-centric hairstyles of many black women in the Army, who make up 31 percent of Army women.

Jacobs, who said she is “kind of at a loss now with what to do with my hair,” has started a White House petition asking the Army to rethink its new hair guidelines. The petition has collected more than 7,000 signatures from soldiers and civilians, but needs to reach 100,000 signatures by April 19th in order for the White House to address it.

The petition states:

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… These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent.

The new Army Regulation 670-1  was published Tuesday and illustrates with photos the types of hairstyles that are unauthorized for women. Those include dreadlocks, twists or any type of matted or coiled hair. A particularly cumbersome requirement disallows the bulk of a woman’s hair to “exceed more than 2″ from her scalp.” That rules out Afros and most types of non-chemically altered black hair.

Basically, almost every natural hair option that black women in the Army could wear is now off limits. One of the few traditionally natural hairstyles that was listed as appropriate is cornrows, but a slew of specifications and rules surrounded even that. The diameter of each cornrow can’t be more than one-fourth of an inch, and no more than one-eighth of an inch of scalp may be shown between cornrows.

The only way to realistically meet the new standards would be to shave one’s head, perm one’s hair or wear weaves or wigs.

Jacobs said twists like the one she wears are very popular among black women soldiers because the style requires little maintenance when in the field. Her hair’s thickness and curliness makes pulling her hair back into a bun (a style popular among white women soldiers) impossible.

A spokesperson for the Army said the grooming changes are “necessary to maintain uniformity within a military population.” When that need for “uniformity” erases the ethnic differences of a group of women and forces them to constrain themselves to European standards of hair, it presents a serious problem.

“I think, at the end of the day, a lot of people don’t understand the complexities of natural hair… I’m disappointed to see the Army, rather than inform themselves on how black people wear their hair, they’ve white-washed it all,” said Jacobs.

Screenshots taken from Army Regulation 670-1.

Anita Little is the associate editor at Ms. magazine, where this post originally appeared. You can follow her on Twitter.

Holy shit.

When I saw this on Facebook the comments enraged me so hard. There is a lot of racist-ass and (idk what to call it, I saw a lot black soldiers telling other black soldiers to ‘suck it up or gtfo’) a generally hateful attitude towards black women who spoke up about this. And the new regs ARE irrefutably racially biased. The army has made room in regulations for beards for religious reasons and religious headwear. This should be an easy one to figure out.

the petition needs 84,597 in nine days (April 19th)



fucknofetishization:

"Shit white guys say to Asian girls"

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when yuzuru practices on the same rink as his favorite senpai
(note: i think he’s saying “すげぇな…やっぱり” there, but i could be wrong)

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http://tiny-donut.tumblr.com/post/82149106086/broadlybrazen-genebeanbelcher-kindness-is

broadlybrazen:

genebeanbelcher:

kindness is cooler than being a jerk. i like kind people way more than i like people who are butts, even though probably people who are butts have their own reasons for being a butt and it’s not like anyone is a butt 24/7 like sometimes you’re just off,…

Please Help If You Can

beldaran:

Hello Tumblr friends,

I have just learned that a dear friend of mine is very sick. They require in-patient treatment of a sensitive nature. Due to social stigma that surrounds so very many kinds of illness/medical treatments in our society they are not comfortable with having the…

skiesalight:

woa did they redo this scene?

yeah man they did

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coffeeisoxygen:

sopranish:

**URGENT: $1100 NEEDED TOMORROW FRIDAY 4/4 FOR HOUSING! DISABLED And HOMELESS!**New THANK YOU REWARDS!**

I have been homeless 8 months. With a severe disability needing complex care. When I do stay at my parents’, I’m assaulted and injured.

Above is the apartment where Tumblr helped me qualify. It’s safe for my disability and finally available! HOWEVER:

I MUST $1100 BY 9PM FRIDAY 4/4 TO SIGN THE LEASE! It’s security deposit and 1st month rent- not covered by my rent subsidy! Otherwise I LOSE THE ONLY APARTMENT TO COME UP IN OVER A YEAR! I also LOSE MY RENT SUBSIDY, MY ONLY MEANS OF HOUSING! They’re HOLDING THE LAST FUNDING SLOT for me, but can’t after this.

I know it seems impossible, so here is a sort of FAQ with more detail! And so, sadly, I must ask:

PLEASE HELP ME over this LAST OBSTACLE to SAFETY!

~So far people have donated $180! Thank you! 1 Day Left for the rest!~

*DONATE: I set up PayPal as email LARTPOURLARTNOW@GMAIL.COM (select “send money to a friend” to safe the fee in the US).

*SHARE: Please Help Spread the Word! Even without donating, this is the biggest help! The more who see it in time, the more who can help!

*THANK YOU INCENTIVES: see the updated full list here! Great new stuff is being added! Let me know if you’d like to offer something!

*MORE INFO AND PROOF: Here is that FAQ again! Here are details about my medical and overall condition. Here’s the post from when I qualified.

I hate asking this, truly. But I know that if anyone can do it, it’s the dedicated and good people here on Tumblr!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, DONATE IF YOU CAN, and HELP ME BE SAFE AT LAST!

Yesterday, when asked, I told Commissioners and Executive Directors of City Agencies all you’ve done. They were amazed! One cried. They all said: You are inspiring!

THANK YOU ALL!!

[Yes, that’s me in that photo! I don’t have my cane because I’m secure against that radiator.]

SIGNAL BOOST

Folks, PLEASE help spread the word at least

Please, she only has until tomorrow <333

weirdtakoyaki:

stvkln:

ritterlied:

kfleminem:

sinbadism:

nintendofunclub:

daily reminder to stop supporting stephen colbert

wheres the joke? wheres the joke colbert

This is the joke. The joke is that the Washington Redskins organization refuses to acknowledge that the term “Redskins” may in fact be racist, so they started an organization to provide resources to Native Americans, which completely misses the point.
Colbert’s (non-existent, btw) “Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever” is a parody of what the Redskins organization is actually doing in actual reality. 
It’s lampooning actually stupid bullshit that you, for some reason, are NOT paying attention to.
That’s the joke, you humorless animals.

That twitter isn’t even run by Stephen Colbert or anyone on his show.

Daily reminder to start looking into things before jumping to conclusions.

Tumblr once again fails to understand satire.

the above linked article gives a pretty nicely balanced view on whats goin on w colbert rn

weirdtakoyaki:

stvkln:

ritterlied:

kfleminem:

sinbadism:

nintendofunclub:

daily reminder to stop supporting stephen colbert

wheres the joke? wheres the joke colbert

This is the joke. The joke is that the Washington Redskins organization refuses to acknowledge that the term “Redskins” may in fact be racist, so they started an organization to provide resources to Native Americans, which completely misses the point.

Colbert’s (non-existent, btw) “Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever” is a parody of what the Redskins organization is actually doing in actual reality

It’s lampooning actually stupid bullshit that you, for some reason, are NOT paying attention to.

That’s the joke, you humorless animals.

That twitter isn’t even run by Stephen Colbert or anyone on his show.

Daily reminder to start looking into things before jumping to conclusions.

Tumblr once again fails to understand satire.

the above linked article gives a pretty nicely balanced view on whats goin on w colbert rn

cismouse:

killcode102:

cismouse:

GUYS

THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DOWN

AND REPLACE IT WITH THE BULLSHIT ENDANGERED SPECIES MANAGEMENT SELF-DETERMINATION ACT

THAT ALLOWS STATES TO DECIDE  IF THEY EVEN WANT TO ABIDE BY LAWS PROTECTING SPECIES AT ALL

AND DELISTS SPECIES AFTER ONLY FIVE YEARS

DOES ANYONE ELSE EVEN CARE

Source this

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The person I reblogged this from is beautiful.

and she is!

but im gonna take out the bullshit chain-mail starting pityparty prompt that was originally here because fuck that shit.

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