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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

Print or online article, TV or radio program

reports which reference this online article
177. The murder of Mulugeta Seraw wasn't a hoax, but neither was it a premeditated lynching. 1988-11-13 Portland OR

title
'A Hundred Little Hitlers'

name
Amazon customer review

authors
Loren W Christensen

url
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2BWCYQT5HNNGD/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0805050981&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

summary
The murder of Mulugeta Seraw by neo-Nazi skinheads in Portland in 1988 is almost universally regarded as a prime example of a hate crime. Elinor Langer's book "A Hundred Little Hitlers" has a slightly different view. "She shows great bravery as she paints a picture that isn't always politically correct in the delicate world of race relations". This review of her book by an ex-cop who was involved in the case sheds a quite different light on the tragedy.

date read
2013-03-11

date published
2003-10-22


Articles and programs