Simona Borkina 1D07
The Love Has No Labels campaign was created in order to open up the public’s eyes to our bias and prejudice. Although most Americans do not consider themselves discriminatory towards others, most of us do make inadvertent quick judgments based on what we see. The creators of the campaign challenge us to “rethink our bias” and help to stop it in our families, friends, and in ourselves. The campaign put out a YouTube video on March 3rd, 2015 that I found tremendously touching. The video begins by showing a crowd of people looking at a large x-ray screen of two people embracing. The two people behind the screen then step out and make their presence known to the crowd. The first two people shown in a series of several, are two women with the phrase “love has no gender” written behind them. Different ages, genders, races, and religions are represented in this video.
I believe that this video and campaign needs to be preserved because we live in a society where people are constantly being judged and having assumptions made about them. I truly appreciate the thought and effort that went behind the creation of the video because it does a very good job at getting their point across; instead of tearing people down because of their differences we need to be “embracing diversity…in the name of love” as the campaign states. Biases can leave people struggling to get a fair trial or find a job and it is up to us to be educated and aware of it and do everything we possibly can to end it in order to live in a more harmonious world.