FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Special operators will no longer be allowed to wear black face paint after biting criticism from activist groups, sources confirmed today.
The move is aimed to stop the controversial practice of channeling one's inner black dude before infiltrating a compound.
"We are not 100 percent woke, but this is a big step," said Lt. Gen. Scott Howell, the current nominee to head Joint Special Operations Command. "We must stop perpetuating the stereotype that all black people are good at tactical operations."
Recent studies show "blending in with the dark of night" to be a racist artifact of the past. SEALs will now be required to use inclusive rainbow patterns and biodegradable glitter.
"I never felt like I was being racist," said Petty Officer 1st Class James Largo, "but I understand how cultural biases can find concealment in the covert corners of your mind."
The changes, which go into effect next month, have support of allies and critics alike. Even hostile countries like Syria and Somalia are excited for the progressive step forward.