Two Teens And Their Mama: Love Has No Labels

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Love Has No Labels


I had a different post scheduled for today, but then I came across the website lovehasnolabels.com and their "Diversity and Inclusion" video. I knew I needed to share it right away.


"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.

15 comments:

  1. Lana, I totally agree with you and this post. I'm on the bus so I'm unable to watch the video right now... I'll check it out tonight. The older I get the I realize I was not as much of a free thinker as I was... I have grown considerably over the years bug I am a work in process.I try very hard not to judge others for any reason.Great message♡

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  2. Loved this! Thanks for sharing : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. I saw this posted from a few of my friends on FB yesterday but didn't watch it until now. This is wonderful and I couldn't agree with you more :) Thanks for sharing Lana!

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  4. What a lovely way to start the day. Thank you Lana.

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  5. I saw this yesterday on FB...what a great message!

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  6. This is such a great video and important message! Thanks for sharing!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. Beautiful!
    "To end bias, we need to become aware of it." Absolutely true!

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  8. Such an important message to share! I'm so glad you posted and shared it at Growing Circles Hop today. We all have implicit biases, and awareness is the key! I will come back and watch the video, but for now - I'm pinning to save it for later. =0)

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  9. Love this Lana, made my day...thanks for sharing :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  10. I definitely agree it's loving everyone, so important!

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  11. I'm so glad Lana, that you posted this today! I saw this video on Facebook and was also considering writing a post about it. Your thoughts are so well written and you have described the “love has no labels” website so well, I think I will just share yours! Well done - and bravo for spreading this important message!

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  12. I saw that video this week and LOVED it! I had total chills and tears.
    This is exactly what I've always believed and what I teach my kids. Love has no limits or labels.

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  13. I already commented here - but I loved this so much that I shared the link to this post as part of my Saturday Spotlight post this week. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  14. So beautiful Lana! I'm just getting caught up, but this is one of my favorites!

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