For those who don’t know, a hate crime is a crime that is committed against a black, disabled, jewish or gay person that isn’t committed by a black, disabled, jewish or gay person.
The distinction can be tricky. Simply hating someone and then committing a crime against them is not sufficient to be considered a hate crime. Likewise, because a crime is hateful, doesn’t automatically qualify it as a hate crime. For example, stabbing an elderly woman 13 times in the face for her social security check is not, in and of itself, a hate crime. Supposing however, that the old lady in question is a lesbian while her attacker is not, then it is indeed a hate crime.
Hate crimes are considered more heinous than other crimes. As such, they carry stiffer sentences than their non-hate brethren, in much the way that stealing $1,000,000 is considered worse than stealing $49.50. Given that the first sum is worth more, most people would agree that the theft of same should carry with it a more rigorous penalty.
Logically then, the types of people who are potential victims of hate crimes are of greater value to society than those who aren’t. Were this not the case, all crimes of a similar nature (i.e., assault, rape, murder, being salty) would be punished equally under the law.
Since all crimes of a similar nature do not meet this criterion, it follows that the least worthy element in our society is the straight, white, ambulatory male.