Before Anything Else, We Are All Human
Weary of He Who Must Not Be Named? In desperate, soul-starved need of proof that his hate-filled America is not, in fact, all we are as a country? Here's the Ad Council's LoveHasNoLabels diversity-themed PSA, featuring real people and stories, which just won this year's Creative Arts Emmy for Best Commercial. Produced with non-profit partners that include the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League, the campaign's goal is to “challenge us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it," via the tags Love Has No Race/Gender/Religion/Age/Disability. A tale of love, hope, joy, connection, it reminds us in these bleak and bitter times of our common humanity. Hold fast to it, and we'll make it.
Abby Zimet is a staff writer for Common Dreams.