"Most Americans agree that people should be treated respectfully and fairly. Yet many people in the United States still report feeling discriminated against. The reason might be that we're actually discriminating unintentionally - we do 98% of our thinking in our subconscious mind. And that's where we collect and store implicit biases." -- Love Has No Labels website
I think that I'm a pretty open person and I try never to discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender, age or race. But implicit bias means that we aren't even aware of our prejudices. Often times we make quick judgments about someone without even realizing it's happened.
The Love Has No Labels website addresses implicit bias with a quiz, stories, and tips to fight bias and prejudice.
"To end bias, we need to become aware of it. And then we need to do everything within our power to stop it. In ourselves, others, and institutions. The world will be a better place for it."
And then there's the video. It's a powerful, beautiful three minutes, and I hope you'll take the time to watch. If we all could truly start to see each other this way, we would make the world a better place.