I haven’t seen @thorny_locust go around declaring hatred of anyone, just that racism is a problem.
But you are saying that saying that both a pickpocket and a murderer are “criminals” is saying that they’re exactly the same? REALLY? THAT is the argument you’re going with? OK, suit yourself.
No one has a problem with forgiving a repentant racist. Forgiving an active racist is like forgiving the guy currently running away with your television.