I don't know where you get this idea of racial/ethnic line, Hong Kong is predominantly han chinese. If you mean some HKer's might identify themselves more as British then yes I tend to agree.
A more underlying structural problem is with the economy, Hong Kong is stagnant, fundamental problem is the high property prices. The funny thing is if people were rational and use the same amount of fervent to protest about real social-economical issue then we might get somewhere, this is something the HK government and CCP is willing to work on.
I am talking about foreign judges.