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US military makes sweeping changes to stamp out prejudice and bias — including discrimination against pregnancies and hairstyles | Business Insider
DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force.

US military makes sweeping changes to stamp out prejudice and bias — including discrimination against pregnancies and hairstyles | Business Insider

The U.S. Defense Department has enacted plans to address issues on “diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities” for all the military branches. This was triggered in the wake of protests following the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. The memo stated implementing additional training to address unconscious bias, pregnancy-based discrimination, hairstyle, and grooming policies. West Point cadets voiced their concerns on racism but felt avoided and women veterans have described being sexually harassed according to Army investigators. “The prejudice and bias that exist within our force are not always transparent,” stated the memo. This led to a call-to-action for the Defense Department to seek additional surveys throughout the military to look for “harassment and discrimination, extremist groups and activities”.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-military-changes-against-prejudice-discrimination-pregnancy-hair-2020-7

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