Thursday, March 05, 2015

Love has no labels

I saw this video, "Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels", on Facebook a couple days ago, but those videos aren’t embeddable. That’s too bad, because the video has such a great message. Now that the YouTube version is up, we can go forth and make it viral. As it it should be.

From the YouTube description:
While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S. report they feel discriminated against. Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at lovehasnolabels.com.
It would be nice if the people with animus toward other people would stop trying to change “implicit bias” into actual bias, but that won’t happen—“haters gotta hate”, you could say. And, while it’s extremely sad and undeniably pathetic that some people choose to live their lives wallowing in—and spreading—hatred of other people, whether we even pay attention to the hatemongers, let alone follow them into negativity, is a purely matter of choice.

Good people will choose love every time—because love has NO labels.

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