fakehatecrimes.org

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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147. A white student was arrested for sending threatening letters to 13 black students and faculty. In fa... 1988-12-01 Columbus OH

title
Hate-mail case sends teacher to court today

name
Columbus Dispatch

authors
Michael J Berens

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summary
Michael A Smith, a white student at Ohio Dominican College, was arrested for sending threatening letters to 13 black students and faculty. In fact, they were faked by a black teacher, Janice D Hamlet, who wanted to get at the student for using the n-word in an essay on prejudice. Whereas Smith was initially arrested and suspended without a hearing, the administration took a more lenient line with Hamlet. Her academic career continues, while Smith won damages from his former alma mater.

date read
2012-12-21

date published
1988-12-20


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