How different would our opinions be if the news was reported to us without labels that allow us to immediately form a judgment even before we read or hear the article?
Almost every news feed coming at us defines the people in the article as black/white, Hispanic/Latin/Haitian/European, LGBT, man/woman or Democrat/Republican. This leads us to pre-judge.
Unfortunately, our society unknowingly promotes a prejudice by applying these labels when they are not always needed.
Taking it a step further, what if our political votes were based on not knowing the political party, but just the politician’s ideas?
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You’d be surprised at what you really felt in your heart if you didn’t first learn the statement was from a particular label.
Greg Bito, South Miami