Originally posted by Vorona
I don't think either of those things are actual evidence. In the first instance, he could have been exposed to the theory and not yet be sure where he stood on the issue. There's certainly no evidence of hatred. He could even be hesitating because he knows how some people feel and knows that it *could* be bad for her because of those people's opinions. He's only 11 right then, so he might not want to get into the whole thing and potentially make her sad, so he doesn't tell her about the drawbacks of being a Muggleborn. I don't see that this hesitation automatically means hatred. There are lots of other reasons for it, and without being in *his* head, all we have are other characters' interpretations.