The very principle of "Hate Crime" is misguided and arbitrary. It places an artificial weight on crimes perpetrated by people of one category against another. If I get randomly assaulted in a robbery and get severely injured how is it any different than if I'm specifically targeted for being white/WASP/straight/whatever? If the end result of the crime is the same-- why does the motive behind the crime make any difference?
The only "motive" that should be considered in any "crime" is self-defence. Why should an African-American shooting another African-American carry a lighter sentence than an African-American shooting a Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, or any other race? Isn't that in and of itself somewhat racist? Isn't that saying, "It's bad when you commit crimes against people of your own race, but it's even worse if you commit crimes against other races/minorities/etc.?"
Why should it matter whether the targets of the crime are of the same or different races than that of the assailants?
I thought justice was supposed to be blind... shouldn't that include color blindness?