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African-Americans and others are upset by the U.S. Army's new hairstyle rules.

The rules include a ban on many styles that are popular, especially among black women.

Some are going so far as to call the changes racially biased with a lack of regard for ethnic hair.

A National Guard sergeant has even started a White House petition asking the Obama administration to reconsider the new policy.

More than 14,000 people have signed the petition so far.

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