James Croft published an article “All hate crimes are political. Our response must be, too” on the St. Louis Post Dispatch Faith Perspectives page.

“..,Hate crimes affect more than just the individuals targeted: Because the crimes victimize people because of their membership in a group, and not for their individual actions, the actions attempt to demean and diminish the entire group….”

Read it on the Post-Dispatch site or get an archived copy.