Use of 'Negro' OK'ed in new US Army regulations

Published: Nov. 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM EST
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(CNN) – A newly published U.S. Army regulations say a service member can be referred to as a "Negro" when describing "black or African American" personnel.

The U.S. Army confirmed the language is contained in its Oct. 22 "Army Command Policy" document.

The regulation is periodically updated, but the Army could not say how recently the word was added to the document.

The regulation says terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "black" or "African American."

An Army spokesman said the racial definitions in the section are "outdated, currently under review, and will be updated shortly."

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