A founding member of the B.C. Organization to Fight Racism, Raj has worked in promoting human rights and racial equality. He has served as the Vice President of B.C. Human Rights Defenders since 2003.
Raj has taught courses on Human Rights, the B.C. Labour Code and collective bargaining since 1987.
Raj and his wife, Inder, have two children, Amrita and Anu, and live in Burnaby-Edmonds.