Ordinary acts of love can lead to extraordinary amounts of change.

We all have implicit biases. Implicit biases are the assumptions, stereotypes, and unintentional actions we make towards others based on identity labels like race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. They can be both positive and negative, and develop over the course of our lifetime through our own experiences as well as internalized messages from family, the media, pop culture, and more.

Our implicit associations are stored in our subconscious — where we do 98% of our thinking. Unfortunately, this means that we may act on our biases without even realizing it. Often, our implicit biases contradict what we think and believe. This can create situations that make it difficult for people to find a job, secure a loan, get a fair trial, or simply go about everyday activities.

The good news is that we can all work to change our implicit biases. Although we can’t control the fact that we have them, we can learn about our biases, and identify moments where they change the way we see and interact with people.

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Let’s start overcoming bias with everyday acts of love.

Like learning a new habit, we can start to notice when bias affects our thinking, and adjust our thoughts in the moment. We can also take actions to help chip away at our implicit biases and intentionally live more inclusively, knowing that everyday actions can go a long way towards making a person feel welcomed and accepted — and that large scale change happens when we commit to everyday acts of love.

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  1. Start a conversation to create deeper connections

    Get to know someone who comes from a different background or has a different perspective than you.

  2. Reconsider stereotypes

    Challenge the assumptions we make about others to ensure everyone is evaluated fairly.

  3. Consider whose voices are (and aren’t) represented

    Ensure diverse perspectives are reflected in conversations and meetings.

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Love Has No Labels is a movement to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people across race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. We believe love is the most powerful force to overcome bias. We celebrate diversity and encourage people to come together because we know, together, we can create a more inclusive world.

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