A brilliant new video has been floating around social media, portraying a number of CGI skeletons dancing, kissing, hugging—all sorts of happy and joyous actions, allowing the viewer to see something happening without the supposition of bias.
You can’t tell race, gender, or sexuality. You can’t see if the individual has a disability.
The display took place during Valentine’s Day 2015 at 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California. Animated skeletons appeared on a large black screen—and were then revealed as real people.
They’re lesbian couples. They’re biracial couples. They’re a pair of young sisters, one of whom has Down syndrome. They’re an elderly Asian couple. They’re a two-dad family. They’re friends who are Jewish and Muslim, or Hindu and Christian.
The video was produced by the Ad Council to promote their campaign “Love Has No Labels,” about ending bias. They aspire to trying to end the use of labels when referring to people, and hope to educate the public to spot biases and then stop using them. It’s quite a noble undertaking.
More information on the campaign can be found here.