“The offender said, ‘I hate white people’ and threw a punch,” Van Harten told those gathered in the court during his ruling. “There is no evidence either way about what the offender meant or whether . . . she holds or promotes an ideology which would explain why this assault was aimed at this victim. I am not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that this offense was, even in part, motivated by racial bias.”
Professing hatred for white people and then assaulting a white person is not "motivated by racial bias"?
Let's imagine different races: At a Canadian university, with cameras rolling, a white man walks up to an African student and says, "I hate black people!" and then punches the black guy in the face, breaking a couple of teeth. The entire media would be playing the video 24/7 and proclaiming it as solid proof of unending white racism. The black guy would be on Oprah (in front of a largely racissss white audience) to show just how brave he is. New Black Lives Matter members would enter a library for the first time in their lives. Obama would say that if he had a son he would look like that two-teeth-short what's-his-name black guy.
And the white guy? He'd officially be Worse Than HitlerTM.