It is indeed time to rejoice. After the struggle to allow cornrows and twists in the army, the ban on dreadlocks is now also finally lifted. I can only imagine what it must have been like for women like Staff Sgt. Chaunsey Logan of Fort Stewart in Georgia.
After fierce criticism from African American soldiers backed by the Congressional Black Caucus and an online petition that gained more than 92,000 signatures, the US Army has rolled back the restrictions on Natural hairstyles.
Just as dark skin is genetically different from light skin, African hair is hereditarily different from European hair. When it comes to hair though there is more to it than just the percentage of melanin that meets the eye. The genetic distinctions maybe small scientifically but they create physical differences that go beyond color or even texture. These differences are impossible to ignore.