From the article:
"King County prosecutors have accused two men of committing a hate crime in the robbery and beating of West Seattle teenager earlier this year."
"The victim, 16-year-old Shane McClellan, said he was held hostage and beaten for hours and was attacked because he is white."
"The two men knocked the frightened teen around on the staircase, making racially charged remarks.
"They started bringing up the past - like slavery - being like, white people did this," Shane said.
The attackers stripped off McClellan's belt and started whipping his back.