Hey Roaming. So, I happened to find a video on youtube a few days ago (and can't seem to find it again atm) that was arguing about the impact racism has in modern america. The video talked about a lot of stuff, but one thing that was very briefly brought was hate crimes. It mentioned that a crime is a crime, evil and wrong purely on its own, and being motivated by racism doesn't make it truly any worse. I looked at a couple of articles that broached the subject and there were some arguments out there that we shouldn't classify crimes as hate crimes and give them addition punishment since a crime is a crime, and classifying certain crimes as hate crimes diminishes the severity of the act on other victims. Not something I had given to much thought about before but now I've been spending some time on it. Would really appreciate to hear what you think on the subject.