The Army has run headlong into a long and complicated relationship: that of black women with their hair. Questions of what’s “good hair” or “bad hair” have vexed black females for decades and continue to do so today.
“What do I do with my hair?" Jacobs said. "What can females do with their hair? At the end of the day, it hit so personally, because it was offensive and insulting. To be quiet would have been the greatest insult.”