fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa

The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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Student was not victim of racism for 'eating while black' at $80k Smith College and made up details that ruined the lives of four campus workers and led to controversial anti-bias training that employe... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9297475/Bl... online article 2021-02-24
U. Minnesota student claims racial profiling, fear of being shot; recorded footage shreds narrative https://www.thecollegefix.com/u-minnesota-student-c... online article 2021-02-06
Lesbian school board member says she is a victim of homophobic hate crime, won’t provide a police report https://www.thecollegefix.com/lesbian-school-board-... online article 2021-02-03
Portland Israeli restaurants vandalized with ‘Free Palestine’ graffiti https://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2021/01/po... online article 2021-01-11
A Black Woman Was Assaulted by a Mob of Trump Supporters https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/a-black-woman-was... online article 2021-01-09
Hoax? Black activist, ASU give conflicting answers on racist graffiti investigation https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-black-activist-a... online article 2020-12-07
Hoax – Man Charged With Putting Racist Graffiti on His Own Car https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/hoax-man-char... online article 2020-11-18
Federal investigators say there is insufficient evidence of alleged hate crime in Althea Bernstein case https://wkow.com/2020/10/02/federal-investigators-s... online article 2020-10-02
OSU students furious after university reports Black-on-White 'hate crime' https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15775 online article 2020-09-27
Norway woman on trial for staging attacks blamed on anti-racists https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/norway-woman... online article 2020-09-08
Candidate faked her own kidnapping, beating in election ploy, police say https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/21/sa... online article 2020-08-21
Mosque threat charge dropped in court but not in news release https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/26/us/hate-crime-pr... online article 2018-01-27
Twitter account of embattled #MeTooSTEM founder suspended https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/twitter-acc... online article 2020-08-03
The Mysterious Case of Althea Bernstein https://rkeefe57.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/the-myste... online article 2020-07-30
Oregon politician wrote racist letter to himself, police say https://komonews.com/news/local/oregon-politician-w... online article 2020-07-07
The new Reddit hate crime hoax page https://www.reddit.com/r/hoaxhatecrimes/ online article 2020-07-19
Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself https://www.kbtx.com/2020/07/10/texas-am-police-say... online article 2020-07-09
Hate Crime Hoaxes https://www.reddit.com/r/hatecrimehoaxes online article 2020-07-09
County commission candidate confesses to writing racist letter https://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local/county-com... online article 2020-07-06
'White Supremacist Mass Shooter' At Jefferson Square Park Turns Out to Be Hispanic Homeless Man Steven Lopez http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=61563 online article 2020-06-28
Sheriff Lucas: Placards hung from trees in park were ‘misguided’ attempt at social dialogue https://fox6now.com/2020/06/26/sheriff-lucas-placar... online article 2020-06-26
MCSO: Photos of people killed in encounters with law enforcement found hanging from nooses in Riverside Park https://fox6now.com/2020/06/22/mcso-photos-of-peopl... online article 2020-06-20
FBI says Bubba Wallace not a target of a hate crime https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/us/nascar-noose-not-... tv program 2020-06-23
UPDATE: Proved to a Certainty – Is Bubba Wallace “Rope Noose” a Hoax or Misunderstanding? All Talladega Garage Doors Have Nooses – NASCAR Video Evidence… https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/22/is-... online article 2020-06-22
CONFIRMED: Vandal behind racist graffiti at Salisbury University … is black https://www.thecollegefix.com/confirmed-vandal-behi... online article 2020-06-11
Memorial for Pulse nightclub shooting defaced by white supremacists https://www.newsweek.com/memorial-pulse-nightclub-s... online article 2020-05-15
GBI Makes Arrest for Terroristic Threats Related to the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Investigation https://archive.is/gTSMa online article 2020-05-10
Smells like Smollett: California student faces felonies for allegedly faking violent hate crimes https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14832 online article 2020-05-06
Judges tosses student’s hate-crime hoax conviction on First Amendment grounds https://www.thecollegefix.com/judges-tosses-student... online article 2020-04-13
Racist threats and attacks that rattled a California university campus were faked, police say https://www.newsweek.com/racist-threats-attacks-tha... online article 2020-04-13

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