Yesterday natural hair video blogger and founder of the “Luv and Learn Your Hair Tour” Taren Guy was featured on the Ronan Farrow Daily show on MSNBC. Guy added her voice to the ongoing discussion of the military’s move to reevaluate their rules that ban hairstyles like twists, locs and braids following claims that they unfairly target black women in the military.
This was prompted by letter sent by 16 women in the Congressional Black Caucus to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calling the rule changes made last month “offensive”. When asked about the potential origins of this rule Guy responded
“We’ve been taught that the standard of beauty is all about straight hair, long hair, the European way. When you’re trying to evolve from that, when it’s been embedded in you for years, it’s hard to move forward”