Argument: Hate crime laws protect all groups equally

Issue Report: Hate crime laws


Civil rights laws, including hate crimes statutes, exist to uphold the rights of every citizen, and to prosecute those would deny their fellow citizens their rights.
‘But,’ I hear some of you saying, ‘it’s not fair the way it doesn’t protect white people from being attacked.’ It is true that there may be some cases where violence is committed against a Christian white heterosexual male simply because he belongs to that group. And I would agree that in those cases hate crimes laws should be applied.
But, as far as I know, there are no nationally organized hate groups advocating large-scale violence against Christian white heterosexual males. As far as I can tell, there are no heavily armed militias training to kill any Christian white heterosexual males who refuse to go back where they came from. If you have evidence of such groups, please let me know.”