‘If I say I don’t see skin colour, am I racist?’ asks B.C. government agency

March 15, 2021

As confusion and feelings grow strong about new concepts in anti-racism, B.C.’s Human Rights Commission starts a provocative billboard campaign.

“Would you ask Doris Day that question?”

That’s how famed jazz singer Billie Holiday responds during a 1957 interview to a journalist who asks, “What it’s like to be a coloured woman?” The scene is in the new movie, The United States vs. Billie Holiday.