Am I racist? B.C. Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender wants people to look inside themselves

December 3, 2020

By Straight |

B.C.’s human rights commissioner, Kasari Govender, calls systemic racism “a difficult and urgent problem” in this province.

That’s the impetus behind a new public-awareness campaign asking British Columbians to examine their own internal racism.

The B.C. Office of the Human Rights Commissioner has launched billboards with the message: “Am I racist” in an attempt to get people to examine inner biases.

Other signs ask questions like;

* If I don’t see skin colour, am I racist?

* If I want to forget our province’s history, am I racist?

It comes after hate crimes more than doubled during the pandemic in Vancouver compared to the previous year.

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