Sunday, November 09, 2014

U.S. Army says word 'Negro' OK to use when describing 'black or African American' personnel

The Army recently published regulations stating that 'Negro' is an acceptable term for describing black personnel.

The policy published as recently as October 22 said that Negro is an OK term for, 'a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.'

CNN reported that the regulations also said that 'Haitian' is an acceptable term.

An Army spokesman named Lt. Col. S. Justin Platt came forward after CNN brought the terminology to light on Wednesday.  He said, 'The racial definitions in AR600-20 para. 6-2 are outdated, currently under review, and will be updated shortly.'

'The Army takes pride in sustaining a culture where all personnel are treated with dignity and respect and not discriminated against based on race, color, religion, gender and national origin,' he added.



Anonymous said...

The spokesman should get a job at the White House as a back up to the current spokesman. What a load of piffle. Next don't ask - don't tell issue will be your race. Perhaps they should just spray paint every serviceman in cam and avoid the issue entirely.

Bird of Paradise said...

At last some Common Sense