A black New York City teen has been arrested and charged with a hate crime for beating a 65-year-old man because he is white.

The New York Post reports:

A black teenager has been arrested for assaulting a stranger allegedly for being white, police said Friday.

Devon Ahmad, 18, of Amityville, LI, was riding an elevator with a 65-year-old man at 257 W. 39th St. in the Garment District around 5:15 p.m. Thursday when he allegedly first began a verbal attack.

“White people suck. I hate white people. White people are the source of my problems,” said Ahmad, who is black, to the white man, according to cops.

When the elevator reached the ground floor and the doors opened, things turned physical. Ahmad punched the victim multiple times, causing swelling and bruising to the right side of his face, police said.

Ahmad was picked up a little while later at the commercial building. He was charged with assault as a hate crime.

The teenager was arrested previously for assault in December 2016. Several other arrests are now sealed, police said.

The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene.

The socio-cultural corrosion of the left’s divisive race-baiting and identity politics strikes again.