Black kid gets on a bus full of all white people. None of them will let him sit down. Finally, he moves a bag, and sits down. The person who owns the bag starts beating up on this kid. Meanwhile, the entire bus stands up and starts cheering.
Had that been the case, the ACLU, ACORN, every African American person in the country would have been screaming racism and demanding that every kid on that bus have his identity known so he could never get a job again.
But...it was the other way around. The victim was white. The boy who beat on him was black, everyone cheering the beating was black.
So obviously, it wasn't a hate crime. It was just because the boy dared to move a bag so he could sit down, because none of the fine, upstanding kids on that bus wanted to let him sit next to them.