Black Man Beaten in WA Hate Crime

In January 2018 a black man was beaten in a hate crime in Washington. The white man who beat him used racial slurs and appeared to be upset that the man had spent the night with his sister. This type of violence is used as a punishment for perceived violations of race or class, in this case a black man sleeping with a white woman. The goal of such violence is to keep people limited to certain behaviors, and thus unequal.